A case report of right coronary artery agenesis diagnosed by computed tomography coronary angiography

Ernesto Forte, Bruna Punzo, Marco Agrusta, Marco Salvatore, Gianluca Spidalieri, Carlo Cavaliere

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Abstract

Introduction:Single coronary artery is a rare condition characterized by the origin of a coronary that supplies the entire heart from a single coronary ostium.Patient concerns:A 45-year-old woman with an altered exercise testing was addressed to a computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) to rule out coronary artery disease (CAD).Diagnosis:CTCA examination showed the absence of the right coronary artery (RCA). The left anterior descending artery and the left circumflex artery (LCX) presented regular origin and course and LCX provided the posterior interventricular artery and the posterolateral artery.Interventions:As CTCA highlighted the absence of potentially life-threatening features related to coronary anomaly, no surgical treatment was advised.Outcomes:The patient was dismissed, kept under pharmacological control and monitored over time.Conclusion:CTCA is the first-choice imaging modality in patients with ECG abnormalities properly allowing the differential diagnosis between CAD and congenital heart disease.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere19176
JournalMedicine (United States)
Volume99
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Coronary agenesis
  • Coronary anomalies
  • Coronary computed tomography angiography
  • Right coronary artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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