CASE REPORT
Multiple giant coronary artery aneurysms detected by transthoracic echocardiography
 
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Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Department of Radiology, Medical Universit, Lublin, Poland
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Andrzej Prystupa   

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Staszica 16, 20-081 Lublin, Poland.
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2010;4(2):171–172
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ABSTRACT
Coronary artery aneurysms are rare abnormalities diagnosed mostly by the use of coronary angiography or multi-detector computed tomography. They can be also visible on transoesophageal echocardiograms. Giant aneurysms, if large enough, may be found on transthoracic echocardiography. Coronary aneurysms usually remain silent. Nevertheless, since they may result in life-threatening complacations, e.g. myocardial infarction or even sudden death, available treatment strategies should be applied.
 
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