Coronary Artery Anomalies

Coronary Artery Anomalies

Paolo Angelini

Jorge Monge

The rich medical literature on coronary artery anomalies (CAA) suffers from many limitations, but the two main ones are

1. the superficial, general infatuation with unusual anatomy (the “fascinomas” presented in many clinical sessions), which has led to thousands of case reports but also to a disorganized and tentative literature on the subject of CAA, and

2. the lack of a clear and widely accepted conceptual organization of the knowledge in this field. For an in-depth and comprehensive review of the subject, we would refer the interested reader to a book our group published in 1999.1

In the current chapter, we briefly review contemporary information on CAA, particularly as it relates to the diagnostic and interventional activities performed in the catheterization laboratory.

Jun 26, 2016 | Posted by in CARDIOLOGY | Comments Off on Coronary Artery Anomalies
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