Case report of coronary artery fistula: Added value of multimodal advanced imaging with cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance

Bruna Punzo, Ernesto Forte, Marco Salvatore, Carlo Cavaliere, Filippo Cademartiri

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere18255
JournalMedicine (United States)
Volume98
Issue number49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2019

Keywords

  • cardiac computed tomography
  • cardiac magnetic resonance
  • coronary artery fistula
  • dual source computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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