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Vol 73, No 4 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-11-28
Submitted: 2014-01-20
Accepted: 2014-03-23
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Bilateral coronary artery to pulmonary trunk fistulae detected by coronary angiography and evaluated by ECG-gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging: report of two cases

M. Pachowicz, J. Drozd, M. Bełz, R. Maciejewski, B. Chrapko
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2014.0079
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Folia Morphol 2014;73(4):514-520.

open access

Vol 73, No 4 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-11-28
Submitted: 2014-01-20
Accepted: 2014-03-23

Abstract

Coronary artery fistulae (CAF) are anomalies related to coronary artery abnormal termination. This is a very rare congenital malformation accounting for about 0.2–0.4% of congenital cardiac anomalies, but in some patients it can be haemodynamically important. Single-photon emission computed tomography or positron emission tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using radioactive agents is widely used in clinical practice for cardiac ischaemia detection as a very sensitive and non-invasive tool. We are going to present 2 patients with bilateral CAFs to the pulmonary trunk without signs of the rest or stress ischaemia in MPI.

 

Abstract

Coronary artery fistulae (CAF) are anomalies related to coronary artery abnormal termination. This is a very rare congenital malformation accounting for about 0.2–0.4% of congenital cardiac anomalies, but in some patients it can be haemodynamically important. Single-photon emission computed tomography or positron emission tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using radioactive agents is widely used in clinical practice for cardiac ischaemia detection as a very sensitive and non-invasive tool. We are going to present 2 patients with bilateral CAFs to the pulmonary trunk without signs of the rest or stress ischaemia in MPI.

 

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Keywords

coronary artery fistula, myocardial perfusion imaging, SPECT, myocardial ischaemia, computed tomography

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Title

Bilateral coronary artery to pulmonary trunk fistulae detected by coronary angiography and evaluated by ECG-gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging: report of two cases

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 73, No 4 (2014)

Pages

514-520

Published online

2014-11-28

DOI

10.5603/FM.2014.0079

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2014;73(4):514-520.

Keywords

coronary artery fistula
myocardial perfusion imaging
SPECT
myocardial ischaemia
computed tomography

Authors

M. Pachowicz
J. Drozd
M. Bełz
R. Maciejewski
B. Chrapko

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