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Transthoracic echocardiography is adequate for the diagnosis of right coronary artery aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18290896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) are rare but potentially fatal pathologies. This case was referred to our Unit after occasional echocardiographic finding of an intracardiac mass. A new detailed transthoracic echocardiogram was decisive for a diagnosis of a large CAA of the right coronary artery, compressing and dislocating the right atrium. Transesophageal echocardiography was not performed because of the data obtained. The diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac catheterization. The patient was managed with a surgical procedure.
Authors:
Giovanni Mariscalco; Fausto Sessa; Davide Vanoli; Vittorio Mantovani; Ferrarese Sandro; Andrea Sala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2008 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-22     Completed Date:  2008-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgical Sciences, Cardiac Surgery Division, Varese University Hospital, Italy. giovanimariscalco@yahoo.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Coronary Aneurysm / radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography*
Coronary Angiography
Echocardiography*
Heart Catheterization
Humans
Male
Middle Aged

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