Vol 20, No 1 (2013)
Case Reports
Published online: 2013-02-07

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Can multi-slice computed tomography of the heart be useful in patients with epicardial leads?

Agnieszka Młynarska, Rafał Młynarski, Jacek Wilczek, Maciej Sosnowski
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2013.0014
Cardiol J 2013;20(1):87-89.


New visualization methods are helpful in the noninvasive diagnosis of heart diseases. However, sometimes epicardial and endocardial leads can cause problems due to a large number of artifacts. Based on the presented case, we conclude that it is possible to perform multi-slice computed tomography of coronary arteries despite the coexistence of transvenous and epicardial leads.