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An extraordinary cause of ischemic chest pain in a young man: congenital ostial atresia of the right coronary artery.
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PMID:  19782277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Chest pain in a young person without cardiovascular risk factors is usually attributed to noncoronary causes; however, if the history suggests ischemic pain, the potential presence of unusual cardiovascular abnormalities should not be disregarded. The present case describes a young man with solitary congenital ostial atresia of right coronary artery, who to our knowledge is only the second case in the medical literature. Manifestation of ischemic symptoms in a relatively advanced age in patients with coronary artery atresia may mislead clinicians to interpret them as signs of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Therefore congenital coronary artery atresia should be a part of the differential diagnosis particularly in young patients with ischemic symptoms and no cardiovascular risk factors.
Bilgehan Karadag; Faruk Ayan; Ziya Ismailoglu; Deniz Goksedef; Yusup Ataev; Vural Ali Vural
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1876-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804703     Medline TA:  J Cardiol     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istanbul University, Department of Cardiology, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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