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Use of 64-multislice computed tomography for detection of coronary thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19001941     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Until now only few data have been published regarding the role of computed tomography for the detection of coronary thrombosis in coronary artery ectasias. We report the case of a 49-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital for prolonged chest pain followed by syncope. An early coronary angiography, performed after electrocardiography, the evaluation of cardiac enzymes and echocardiography, was carried out and revealed a diffuse coronary artery ectasia, involving particularly the right coronary artery. In addition, the following day the patient underwent contrast-enhanced cardiac 64-slice computed tomography, which revealed the presence of an intraluminal thrombus in the distal tract of the right coronary artery. Therefore, he was put on anticoagulant therapy and was discharged 2 days later. In conclusion, in this case, computed tomography played an additional and complementary role to coronary angiography.
Maria Alberta Cattabiani; Annachiara Aldrovandi; Giuseppe Talanas; Filippo Cademartiri; Diego Ardissino
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-12     Completed Date:  2009-02-06     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1282-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Unit, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Thrombosis / radiography*
Coronary Vessels / pathology
Dilatation, Pathologic
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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