Anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery misdiagnosed by coronary angiography and correctly detected with multidetector computed tomography

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Abstract

We describe a case of a very anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery, misdiagnosed as occluded at previous invasive coronary angiography. Multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography demonstrated the vessel to be patent, with an anomalous origin from the commissural region between the right sinus of Valsalva and posterior sinus of Valsalva. A large coronary fistula between proximal left anterior descending coronary artery and the right sinus of Valsalva was also demonstrated. This is an example of the additional clinical role of multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography in comparison to conventional coronary angiography in this clinical field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)848-849
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • congenital coronary anomalies
  • invasive coronary angiography
  • left main coronary artery
  • multidetector computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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