Computed Tomography Angiography is an Excellent Tool for the Diagnosis of Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies: A Report of 2 Cases

Authors

  • Parwis B. Rahmanian
  • Javier G. Castillo
  • Sacha Salzberg
  • Javier Sanz
  • Farzan Filsoufi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20061170

Abstract

Congenital coronary artery anomalies are sporadically discovered in patients undergoing coronary angiography and in autopsy series. Although most anomalies are clinically insignificant, some may become causes of cardiovascular morbidities and mortality. Diagnosis is commonly made with conventional coronary artery angiography. The current development of modern cardiac computed tomography allows less invasive imaging of the coronary arteries and might provide additional anatomical and morphological information. Herein, we report our experience with computed tomography coronary angiography, describing 2 clinical cases of patients with symptomatic congenital coronary artery anomalies requiring cardiac surgery.

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Published

2007-02-06

How to Cite

Rahmanian, P. B., Castillo, J. G., Salzberg, S., Sanz, J., & Filsoufi, F. (2007). Computed Tomography Angiography is an Excellent Tool for the Diagnosis of Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies: A Report of 2 Cases. The Heart Surgery Forum, 10(2), E99-E101. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20061170

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