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Is the left anterior descending artery really absent?--a decisive input from coronary CT angiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20146319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report emphasizes the importance of coronary CT angiography (CTA) as a backup imaging modality in patients with suspected coronary anomalies and difficult cannulation, during invasive coronary angiography by catheterization (Cath). In this patient, the numerous cannulation attempts during Cath failed to identify a left anterior descending artery (LAD) leading to the diagnosis of absent LAD. CTA was done for further clarification, which easily visualized LAD originating from a separate ostium at the left sinus of Valsalva finalizing the diagnosis as absent left main artery with dual left coronary ostia.
Yalcin Hacioglu; Matthew Budoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-01     Completed Date:  2010-10-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1124 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / radiography*
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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