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Vol 70, No 3 (2012)
Case studies
Published online: 2012-03-19
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Left main coronary artery atresia

Michał Tomaszewski, Jarosław Wójcik, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Elżbieta Czekajska−Chehab, Andrzej Madejczyk, Barbara Zimoń
Kardiol Pol 2012;70(3):275-276.

open access

Vol 70, No 3 (2012)
Case studies
Published online: 2012-03-19
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a report of an extremely rare case of left main coronary artery atresia in a 33 year-old male with severe symptoms of angina pectoris and dyspnoea. During coronary angiography, the left coronary artery (LCA) ostium could not be catheterised. The right coronary artery (RCA) was dilated, and the LCA was filling retrogradely via collateral vessels. The diagnosis was confirmed by multislice computed tomography. Due to severe symptoms and the high risk of sudden cardiac death, the patient was referred for coronary artery revascularisation. The left internal mammary artery was anastomosed to the left anterior descending artery. The operation and subsequent 24 months follow-up were uneventful.

Abstract

We present a report of an extremely rare case of left main coronary artery atresia in a 33 year-old male with severe symptoms of angina pectoris and dyspnoea. During coronary angiography, the left coronary artery (LCA) ostium could not be catheterised. The right coronary artery (RCA) was dilated, and the LCA was filling retrogradely via collateral vessels. The diagnosis was confirmed by multislice computed tomography. Due to severe symptoms and the high risk of sudden cardiac death, the patient was referred for coronary artery revascularisation. The left internal mammary artery was anastomosed to the left anterior descending artery. The operation and subsequent 24 months follow-up were uneventful.
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Keywords

left main coronary artery atresia; coronary artery anomaly

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Title

Left main coronary artery atresia

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 70, No 3 (2012)

Pages

275-276

Published online

2012-03-19

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2012;70(3):275-276.

Keywords

left main coronary artery atresia
coronary artery anomaly

Authors

Michał Tomaszewski
Jarosław Wójcik
Andrzej Tomaszewski
Elżbieta Czekajska−Chehab
Andrzej Madejczyk
Barbara Zimoń

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