Coronary artery anomalies and their clinical relevance

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2011.191

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  • Leonardo Misuraca | leo.misuraca@gmail.com Cardiac catheterization laboratory, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.
  • Giovanni Benedetti Cardiac catheterization laboratory, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.
  • Anna Sonia Petronio Cardiac catheterization laboratory, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.
  • Marco De Carlo Cardiac catheterization laboratory, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.
  • Piersilvio Chella Cardiac catheterization laboratory, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.
  • Andrea Pieroni Cardiac catheterization laboratory, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.
  • Alberto Balbarini Cardiac catheterization laboratory, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.

Abstract

Coronary artery anomalies (CAAs) represent one of the most confusing topic in cardiology and affect approximately 1% of the general population. Altough some anomalies seem to be only anatomical curiosities, others may sometimes have fatal consequences. This review describes the anatomical characteristics of main CAAs and focuses on the pathophysiological mechanisms by which CAAs may cause a pathological state. The last section describes these therapeutical options of this congenital disorders.

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2015-12-09
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coronary artery anomalies, coronary angiography
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Misuraca, Leonardo, Giovanni Benedetti, Anna Sonia Petronio, Marco De Carlo, Piersilvio Chella, Andrea Pieroni, and Alberto Balbarini. 2015. “Coronary Artery Anomalies and Their Clinical Relevance”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 76 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2011.191.

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