Comparison of fluoroscopic coronary angiography and multi-slice coronary angiography in the characterization of anomalous coronary artery
Kean H Soon, Ivan Chaitowitz, Joseph B Selvanayagam, Anne-Maree Kelly, Brian Zakhem, Michael Nguyen, Kevin W Bell, Yean L Lim
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2008
Anomalous coronary arteries with an inter-arterial course are associated with sudden cardiac death. We reported a study comparing the accuracy of fluoroscopic coronary angiography (FCA) with that of multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) coronary angiography in determining the proximal course of anomalous coronary arteries. Twelve patients with thirteen anomalous coronary arteries had both FCA and MSCT coronary angiography were included in this study. Twelve cardiologists individually reviewed FCAs of anomalous coronary arteries and determined the proximal course of anomalous coronary arteries as retro-aortic, inter-arterial or ante-pulmonary. Their diagnoses were compared with MSCT coronary..View full abstract
Dr Kean Soon received research grants from General Electric (GE) Healthcare and National Health and Medical Research Council Australia.