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Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-04-09
Accepted: 2014-07-23
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Computed tomography in the evaluation of the anomalous origin of the coronary artery: coexistence with other congenital heart disease in an adult population

M. Krupiński, M. Urbańczyk-Zawadzka, B. Laskowicz, M. Irzyk, R. Banyś, K. Gruszczyńska, J. Baron
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0012
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Pubmed: 25792399
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):73-77.

open access

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-04-09
Accepted: 2014-07-23

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of anomalous origin of the coronary artery in cardiac computed tomography (CT) and to evaluate its coexistence with other congenital heart disease.

Materials and methods: 7,115 patients, who underwent 64-slice or dual source cardiac CT in the years 2005–2011 were screened for the presence of anomalous origin of the coronary artery.

Results: Anomalous origin of coronary artery was found in 62 (0.87%) patients (34 males, mean age 57.4 ± 15.1 years). Anomalous aortic and pulmonary origin of coronary artery concerned 59 (0.83%) and 3 (0.04%) cases, respectively. Concomitant heart defects were observed in 5 (0.07%) patients, all with anomalous aortic origin of coronary artery. Malformations included transposition of great arteries (4 patients) and single ventricle in (1 patient).

Conclusions: The incidence of anomalous origin of a coronary artery in cardiac CT is similar to invasive coronary angiography. In an adult population the vast majority of those anomalies are isolated abnormalities without concomitant other congenital heart defects.

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of anomalous origin of the coronary artery in cardiac computed tomography (CT) and to evaluate its coexistence with other congenital heart disease.

Materials and methods: 7,115 patients, who underwent 64-slice or dual source cardiac CT in the years 2005–2011 were screened for the presence of anomalous origin of the coronary artery.

Results: Anomalous origin of coronary artery was found in 62 (0.87%) patients (34 males, mean age 57.4 ± 15.1 years). Anomalous aortic and pulmonary origin of coronary artery concerned 59 (0.83%) and 3 (0.04%) cases, respectively. Concomitant heart defects were observed in 5 (0.07%) patients, all with anomalous aortic origin of coronary artery. Malformations included transposition of great arteries (4 patients) and single ventricle in (1 patient).

Conclusions: The incidence of anomalous origin of a coronary artery in cardiac CT is similar to invasive coronary angiography. In an adult population the vast majority of those anomalies are isolated abnormalities without concomitant other congenital heart defects.

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Keywords

coronary vessel anomalies, congenital heart defects, multislice computed tomography

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Title

Computed tomography in the evaluation of the anomalous origin of the coronary artery: coexistence with other congenital heart disease in an adult population

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)

Pages

73-77

Published online

2015-03-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0012

Pubmed

25792399

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):73-77.

Keywords

coronary vessel anomalies
congenital heart defects
multislice computed tomography

Authors

M. Krupiński
M. Urbańczyk-Zawadzka
B. Laskowicz
M. Irzyk
R. Banyś
K. Gruszczyńska
J. Baron

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