Native whole-heart coronary imaging for the identification of anomalous origin of the coronary arteries

Carlo Boffano, Amedeo Chiribiri, Federico Cesarani

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Abstract

Congenital abnormalities of the coronary arteries are an uncommon cause of chest pain and in some cases may cause sudden cardiac death. We examined with magnetic resonance (MR) a 52 year-old woman presenting with effort angina, and positive treadmill stress test. Whole-heart coronary imaging performed without paramagnetic contrast agents revealed an anomalous origin of a single coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva. This is one of the first reports describing whole-heart coronary MR finding of an anomalous origin of the coronary arteries, obtained without contrast agents.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume137
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Anomalous coronary artery
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Coronary arteries
  • MRI
  • Whole heart

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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