COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND CORONARY ARTERY ANOMALIES

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Coronary artery anomalies are rarely represented in the general popula- tion. In most cases their discovery is acci- dental, during a conventional coronary an- giography. They often cause sudden car- diac death in athletes, in children, but also in adults. They can be asymptomatic until adult age and then show up as a cause of angina or acute myocardial infarction. Re- cently, conventional coronary angiography has been supported by other non-invasive cardiology diagnostic imaging methods, such as the Electron Beam Tomography (EBT), the Magnetic Resonance and Multi- slice Computed Tomography (MSCT). The MSCT has quickly gained credibility, due to the quality of the results obtained and to their reproducibility in multiplanar mor- phologic evaluation of coronary arteries. MSCT is an appropriate and justified tech- nique, when a coronary artery anomaly is suspected
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