Rationale:Unlike invasive coronary angiography and echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography (CCT) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging allow a coronary artery fistula (CAF) comprehensive evaluation focusing on both coronary and myocardial findings.Patient concerns:We present the case of an asymptomatic patient suspected for CAF and referred to our structure for cardiovascular evaluation.Diagnosis:The patient was diagnosed a CAF without coronary artery disease on the basis of CMR and CCT.Interventions:The patient underwent an invasive coronary angiography after which the medical staff decided not to surgically treat the CAF. Therefore, a conservative treatment was chosen with strict temporal monitoring.Outcomes:After less than 1 year follow-up, the patient presented stable conditions without complaints.Lessons:Multimodal non-invasive imaging has a key role in patient assessment for disease diagnosis providing better understanding for prognosis and treatment.
- cardiac computed tomography
- cardiac magnetic resonance
- coronary artery fistula
- dual source computed tomography
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