Hypoplastic Left Circumflex Coronary Artery: Imaging Findings with Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography - A Case Report

Author(s): Asli Tanrivermis Sayit*, Cetin Celenk

Journal Name: Current Medical Imaging
Formerly: Current Medical Imaging Reviews

Volume 15 , Issue 4 , 2019

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Background: Hypoplastic coronary artery disease is a rare congenital coronary artery anomaly. It is often detected incidentally, and its true incidence in the general population is not known.

Discussion: Symptoms of HCAD are syncope, palpitations, dyspnea, and chest pain. Also, arrhythmia and myocardial infarction can be seen; these can cause sudden death, especially in athletes and young people. Diagnosis is often made at autopsy.

Conclusion: Here, we present the case of a 39-year-old male with isolated hypoplasia of the left circumflex artery detected by coronary Computed Tomography (CT) angiography who complained of palpitation.

Keywords: Hypoplastic coronary artery, congenital anomalies, left circumflex artery, coronary computed tomography angiography, hypoplasia, myocardial infarction.

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Year: 2019
Page: [427 - 429]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1573405614666180111151623
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