Use of cardiac computed tomography in the management of symptomatic coronary aneurysm: A case study and literature review
JS Wilkinson | P Schulte | A Moustapha | P Dehghani
Coronary artery aneurysms are rare malformations caused by atherosclerosis, connective tissue disease or vasculitides, and are usually discovered incidentally with invasive coronary angiography. A case involving a 58-year-old male presenting with an acute coronary syndrome who was found on invasive angiogram to have a giant aneurysm of the left anterior descending coronary artery is described. The incidence, pathophysiology and management of giant aneurysms in the context of an acute coronary syndrome are reviewed.