Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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NACIF, Marcelo Souto et al. Anomalous origin of Coronary Artery (ALCAPA) in 64-channel TC scanner. Arq. Bras. Cardiol. [online]. 2010, vol.94, n.6, pp. 143-146. ISSN 0066-782X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2010000600022.
Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) with 64 channels provides to clinical practice an excellent method to detect coronary artery anomalies. The diagnosis of coronary anomalies consisting of origin of left coronary artery in the pulmonary trunk in adults with no history of congenital disease has few reports in literature. We report a case in a 30-year old female patient complaining of fatigue on major efforts and positive scintigraphy for ischemia. The diagnosis was made through 64-channel MDCT and thus it appears that the method can be used as baseline.
Keywords : Tomography; coronary disease; heart defects; congenital.