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Case report


Double coronary artery anomaly in an elderly asymptomatic patient with positive electrocardiogram stress test.

Giuseppe CannavaleFabiana TrulliMarco Colotto
Departments of Radiological Sciences, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
Date of Submission: 07-Oct-2013, Date of Acceptance: 07-Dec-2013, Date of Web Publication: 31-Dec-2013.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Giuseppe Cannavale

Department of Radiological Sciences, Policlinico Umberto I, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy.
E-mail: giuseppe_cannavale@hotmail.it

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Giuseppe Cannavale

Department of Radiological Sciences, Policlinico Umberto I, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy.
E-mail: giuseppe_cannavale@hotmail.it

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.124106 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Malignant coronary artery anomalies and myocardial bridging are more common findings in young patients with cardiac symptoms, but these two associated yet different types of anomalies in an elderly patient has been rarely described. The following case describes the diagnostic use of 128-slice coronary-computed tomography images of an 82-year-old male, former professional soccer player, who reached the age of 82 years without any symptoms of coronary heart disease. In this patient, an association of a malignant coronary artery anomaly of origin and course (left descending coronary artery originating from the right sinus of valsalva running between the aorta and the right ventricular outflow tract), together with a long myocardial bridging over the obtuse marginal branch was diagnosed by multi-slice computed tomography thanks to an initial positive electrocardiogram screening stress test.
Keywords: Coronary Artery Anomaly, Coronary Computed Tomography, Elderly Patient, Electrocardiogram Stress-test, Myocardial Bridging

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