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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633255/surgical-management-of-giant-left-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-causing-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-occlusion
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Zhaolei Jiang, Min Tang, Hao Liu, Ju Mei
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare cardiac anomaly, which mostly occurs in the right or noncoronary sinus of Valsalva. Left sinus of Valsava is infrequent. Unruptured SVAs are usually asymptomatic, and the diagnosis of unruptured SVA is usually accidental. A giant unruptured SVA may compress the coronary artery and cause myocardial infarction. Here, we report a rare case of a 50-year-old patient with unruptured giant left SVA causing occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery, which was successfully managed with our apparently unique surgical procedure...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632651/imaging-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#2
Stephanie S Gaydos, Akos Varga-Szemes, Rochelle N Judd, Pal Suranyi, David Gregg
There has been tremendous growth in the population of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) over the last few decades because of advances in medical care. Whereas some cases are cured during childhood, most patients instead undergo palliation, which leaves them at risk for late complications. Lifelong clinical follow-up involving serial multimodality imaging is helpful to monitor and guide the treatment of late complications. Imaging of these individuals is challenging because of their unique anatomy and therefore requires careful consideration on a case-by-case basis...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618149/sudden-cardiac-death-in-the-young-epidemiology-and-overview
#3
Mark S Link
Sudden cardiac death (SCD), particularly in the young athlete, is a rare though devastating event for families, institutions, and communities at large. It can also affect the nonathlete and occur at rest, although most commonly associated with exercise activities and/or sports participation. Common causes of SCD include cardiomyopathies, particularly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the United States, congenital coronary artery anomalies, channelopathies, among others. This report will explore an overview of the prevalence and causes of SCD in the young...
June 15, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616350/anomalous-right-coronary-artery-origin-with-interarterial-pathway-importance-of-morphological-origin-assessment-and-the-role-of-percutaneous-interventionism
#4
Daniel García Iglesias, Lidia Martínez Fernández, María Martín Fernández, Laura García Suárez, Laura García Pérez, Juan Calvo Blanco, Helena Cigarrán Sexto, Raquel Del Valle Fernández, César Morís de la Tassa
Anomalies in coronary arteries (CA) are an important issue in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. Specifically the anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) is of special importance because it is the most frequent anomaly. Clinical practice guidelines recommend the revascularization treatment in cases of interarterial pathway and documented myocardial ischemia and when hypoplasia, compression or obstruction is evident. We report two different cases of patients with anomalous origin of RCA and associated interarterial pathway...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603725/multi-vessel-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm-in-an-elderly-female
#5
Rami N Khouzam, Jonathan D Gardner, Ritin Bomb, Anthony A Holden
Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is a rare anomaly. The right coronary artery is the most commonly affected, followed by the left circumflex (LCX), or the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Three-vessel disease or left main (LM) involvement is extremely rare. A giant coronary artery aneurysm (GCAA) has an extremely low incidence and refers to an aneurysm that is 20 mm or greater in size. Most CAAs occur as a consequence of atherosclerosis. Most patients with CAA are males, have three-vessel disease, and a history of myocardial infarction (MI)...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597744/noninvasive-techniques-for-the-diagnosis-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-in-adult-patients
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Natalia DłużNiewska, Magdalena Kostkiewicz, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk, Maciej Krupiński, Jakub Podolec, Maria Olszowska, Piotr Podolec
Background Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly which requires surgical treatment, which improves left ventricular function and clinical outcomes. The definitive diagnosis of ALCAPA is based on coronary angiography, however, noninvasive visualization of the origin of the coronary artery is often helpful in the diagnosis of ALCAPA. Objectives The purpose of this study was to evaluate noninvasive techniques for the diagnosis of ALCAPA, and present the clinical outcomes in adults after surgical correction of ALCAPA...
February 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593161/surgical-management-of-a-coronary-bronchial-artery-fistula-combined-with-myocardial-ischemia-revealed-by-13-n-ammonia-positron-emission-tomography
#7
Hang Jun Choi, Hwan Wook Kim, Do Yeon Kim, Kuk Bin Choi, Keon Hyon Jo
A 71-year-old male with known bronchiectasis and atrial fibrillation was admitted to Seoul St. Mary's Hospital with recurrent transient ischemic attack. Radiofrequency ablation was performed to resolve the patient's atrial fibrillation, but failed. However, a fistula between the left circumflex artery and the bilateral bronchial arteries was found on computed tomography. Fistula ligation and a left-side maze operation were planned due to his recurrent symptom of dizziness, and these procedures were successfully performed...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580059/single-coronary-artery-arising-from-the-right-sinus-of-valsalva-presenting-with-chest-pain
#8
Charlene Liew, Michael MacDonald, Angeline C C Poh
Single coronary artery is a rare anomaly, with a reported incidence of 0.024%. It can be diagnosed on coronary computed tomography angiography, where the presence of ostial narrowing and compression between the great vessels must be carefully excluded, since these malignant forms can lead to sudden cardiac death and other ischemic complications. We describe a case of single coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva presenting with symptoms of ischemic chest pain.
December 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576281/-late-discover-of-a-coronaro-pulmonary-fistula
#9
N d'Ostrevy, N Ferrier, X Marcaggi, N Ketata, G Ntima Mamona M'Buta, M Melay, L Camilleri
Anomalies of the coronary arteries mainly concern a pediatric population, bringing together a wide range of defects. In adults, the evolution is linked to the hemodynamic consequences of fistula. Several therapeutic options have been proposed such as surgery or embolization. We report the case of a 55 years old patient addressed because of dyspnea secondary to aortic insufficiency. The preoperative assessment shown the coexistence of coronary abnormality corresponding to a coronaro-pulmonary fistula. This type of coronary anomaly is rarely described in the adult population, because of its consequences secondary to the closure of the foramen ovale, resulting in angina symptoms in childhood...
May 30, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566835/anomalous-origin-of-right-coronary-artery-causing-myocardial-ischemia-in-a-young-patient
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Anil Kumar Singhi, Ejaz Ahmad Bari, Sunip Banerjee
Anomalous right coronary artery from left coronary sinus can have dynamic narrowing and kinking causing symptoms of myocardial ischemia and sudden cardiac death. Surgical repair of the anomaly is required in the symptomatic patient because of risk of ischemia or ventricular arrhythmia. Asymptomatic incidentally diagnosed low-risk patients can be closely followed up with exercise restriction as per present guideline.
May 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560509/evaluation-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-coronary-anomalies-with-a-handheld-smartphone
#11
Cheng Ting Lin, Stefan Loy Zimmerman, Linda C Chu, John Eng, Elliot K Fishman
The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of an iPhone for evaluation of the coronary arteries on coronary CT angiography (CTA) in comparison to a standard clinical workstation. Fifty coronary CTA exams were selected to include a range of normal and abnormal cases including both coronary artery disease (CAD) of varying severity and coronary artery anomalies. Two cardiac radiologists reviewed each exam on a standard clinical workstation initially and then on an iPhone 6 after a washout period...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557866/imaging-adult-patients-with-discrete-subvalvar-aortic-stenosis
#12
Alexander R Opotowsky, Sarah S Pickard, Tal Geva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Distinction between discrete subvalvar aortic stenosis and other causes of left ventricular outflow obstruction has important implications for predicting natural history and guiding the timing and type of intervention. Imaging, primarily transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis and management of adults with subvalvar aortic stenosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Most systematic research on imaging of subvalvar aortic stenosis has focused on echocardiography...
May 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553856/anatomic-study-of-the-morphology-of-the-right-and-left-coronary-arteries
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Sadhna Singh, Nasirudeen Ajayi, Lelika Lazarus, Kapil Sewsaran Satyapal
Arising from the aorta, the right (RCA) and left (LCA) coronary arteries provide the arterial supply to both the atria and the ventricles of the heart. An extensive literature review revealed that most studies have either evaluated the morphology of the RCA or the LCA independently. This study aimed to document the relationship between the morphology of the RCA and LCA using coronary angiograms. In addition, variations such as split or double RCA and an absent LCA was documented. A review of 500 coronary angiograms was conducted and the RCA and LCA were classified according to their branching patterns and arterial dominance...
May 29, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533990/anomalous-origin-of-right-coronary-artery-originating-from-the-pulmonary-trunk-arcapa-an-incidental-finding-in-a-patient-presenting-with-chest-pain
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Pragathi Balakrishna, Michael Illovsky, Youssef M Al-Saghir, Abdul M Minhas
Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary trunk (ARCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly with an estimated prevalence of 0.002%. Most patients are asymptomatic and the anomaly is detected incidentally during evaluation for other problems. Occasionally, ARCAPA may lead to myocardial ischemia and/or sudden cardiac arrest. We present a case of a 55-year-old female with a history of hypertension who presented to the emergency department with intermittent chest discomfort for three days...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533581/bicuspid-aortic-valve-an-unusual-cause-of-aneurysm-of-left-coronary-sinus-of-valsalva
#15
Euden Bhutia, Dinesh Kumar, Binoy Shankar, Shakti Pad Das, Sunil Kishore
Bicuspid aortic valve is traditionally considered an innocuous congenital anomaly. Due to a better and widespread availability of non-invasive imaging techniques, it has come to the fore that 30% of these cases develop complications, viz., valve abnormality (aortic regurgitation and stenosis), and aneurysm of aortic root and ascending aorta. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is an uncommon complication of bicuspid aortic valve and more so those arising from the left coronary sinus are the rarest. These complications generally occur in the third or fourth decade of life...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525397/an-unusual-case-of-sudden-death-is-there-a-relationship-between-thyroid-disorders-and-fatal-pulmonary-thromboembolism-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Isabella Aquila, Silvia Boca, Fiorella Caputo, Matteo A Sacco, Santo Gratteri, Vittorio Fineschi, Pietrantonio Ricci
In adults, the most common cause of sudden death is coronary heart disease or defects in the cardiac conduction system; however, there are many cases of sudden death occurring from other causes such as fatal pulmonary thromboembolism. Several risk factors are recognized, including hospitalization, surgery, obesity, pregnancy, the use of oral contraceptives, traumatic fractures, and genetic conditions, which cause hypercoagulable states such as factor V Leiden mutations. Although many risk factors have been identified, the mortality rate is still high...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518124/direct-re-implantation-of-left-coronary-artery-into-the-aorta-in-adults-with-anomalous-origin-of-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-alcapa
#17
Reza Tavakoli, Peiman Jamshidi, Nassrin Yamani, Max Gassmann
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital anomaly which is one of leading causes of myocardial ischemia and infarction in children. If left untreated, it results in a 90% mortality rate in the first year of life. In patients who survive to the adulthood, the coronary steal phenomenon and retrograde left-sided coronary flow provide a substrate for chronic subendocardial ischemia, which may lead to left ventricular dysfunction, ischemic mitral regurgitation, malignant ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517107/right-coronary-artery-coronary-sinus-fistula-with-coronary-sinus-ostium-stenosis
#18
Lihong Pu, Rongjuan Li, Ya Yang, Guowen Liu, Yueli Wang
Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is a rare anomaly of the coronary artery. The draining site of a right coronary artery (RCA) fistula may usually be the right ventricle, right atrium, or pulmonary artery. Here, we present a patient with right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula (RCACSF) complicated by aneurysmal dilatation of the coronary sinus (CS) and stenosis of CS ostium.
May 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515826/successful-restoration-of-complete-heart-block-to-normal-sinus-rhythm-by-primary-angioplasty-of-dual-left-anterior-descending-artery
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Vikas Mishra, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Mahmadula Razi, Nasar Abdali, Anupam Mahrotra, Mohammad Asif, Lokendra Rekwal, Vikas Chaturvedi, Shravan Singh, Vinay Krishna
Dual left anterior descending (LAD) artery is a rare coronary anomaly. We present a patient with a rare case of dual LAD, smaller one arising from the left main coronary stem and larger one from right coronary artery who presented with acute anterior wall myocardial infarction with complete heart block (CHB). Temporary pacemaker was implanted and coronary angiogram revealed critical occlusion of proximal LAD which was subsequently revascularized by primary angioplasty using drug-eluting stent (Xience prime, 2...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515822/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-angioplasty-of-occluded-twin-circumflex-coronary-artery-in-a-patient-of-acute-inferior-wall-myocardial-infarction-a-rare-anomaly
#20
Santosh Kumar Sinha, Vikas Mishra, Nasar Abdali, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Mahmadula Razi, Shravan Singh, Lokendra Rekwal, Vikas Chaturvedi, Chandra Mohan Varma, Ramesh Thakur
Anomalies of the coronary arteries are reported in 1-2% of patients among diagnostic angiogram. Dual origin of a circumflex from both sinuses is extremely rare among them. We report a case of a patient who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute inferior wall myocardial infarction where left coronary injection demonstrated normal obtuse marginal and right coronary injection demonstrated normal right coronary artery (RCA). On further probing, an anomalous left circumflex (LCx) artery was seen arising from RCA ostium which was subsequently cannulated and revascularized by deployment of 2...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
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