Extrinsic compression of left main coronary artery by the pulmonary trunk secondary to pulmonary hypertension documented using 64-slice multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography

Morteza Safi, Vahid Eslami, Abbas Arjmand Shabestari, Habib Saadat, Mohammad Hasan Namazi, Hosein Vakili, Mohammad Reza Movahed

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Abstract

Compression of left main coronary artery (LMCA) secondary to pulmonary trunk dilatation is a newly recognized entity that has been associated with severe pulmonary hypertension. In this paperwe present a case of extrinsic compression of LMCA caused by dilated pulmonary trunk secondary to pulmonary hypertension documented using 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary angiography. This case is followed by a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalClinical cardiology
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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