Giant Aneurysm of the Left Main Coronary Artery: A Case Report

  • Burak Açar Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Sefa Ünal Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Çağrı Yayla Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Bihter Şentürk Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Mustafa Özdemir Department of Radiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Mustafa Mücahit Balcı Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Orhan Maden Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Keywords: Coronary vessel anomalies, Coronary aneurysm, Multidetector computed tomography

Abstract

Coronary artery aneurysms are rare findings in patients referred for coronary angiography. Their prevalence ranges between 0.2% and 6% in different case series. We describe a male patient with a huge left main coronary artery aneurysm causing exertional angina, which was diagnosed with coronary angiography. All of the left coronary system arose from the aneurysm. He underwent coronary angiography again, followed by multislice computed tomography with a three-dimensional reconstruction. Although there is no known standard treatment modality for such aneurysms, we planned medical therapy after consultation with the cardiovascular surgery department. The patient’s first visit was in March 2013, and he was thereafter followed up until September 2016.

Author Biographies

Burak Açar, Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Cardiology
Sefa Ünal, Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Cardiology
Çağrı Yayla, Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Deparment of Cardiology
Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Cardiology
Bihter Şentürk, Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Cardiology
Mustafa Özdemir, Department of Radiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Radiology
Mustafa Mücahit Balcı, Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Cardiology
Orhan Maden, Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Cardiology
Published
2018-02-24
How to Cite
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Açar B, Ünal S, Yayla Çağrı, Ertem A, Şentürk B, Özdemir M, Balcı M, Maden O. Giant Aneurysm of the Left Main Coronary Artery: A Case Report. jthc. 13(1):35-7.
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Case Report(s)