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The sinister course of an intramural right coronary artery.
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PMID:  21771384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report the case of an adolescent who was presented with long-standing exertional symptoms, and was diagnosed with an anomalous right coronary arterial origin arising above the commissural junction between the left and right aortic sinus, with inter-arterial and intramural compression. The precise origin of this lesion outside the aortic sinuses is unusual, and multi-detector computed tomography gave excellent definition and spatial resolution of the anomalous origin and course. It is crucial to have a high index of suspicion of exertional symptoms, as sudden death may be the first manifestation of an anomalous coronary artery.
Deane L S Yim; Mark C K Hamilton; Robert M R Tulloh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-1107     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
1Bristol Congenital Heart Centre, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, United Kingdom.
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