DETECTION OF CORONARY ARTERY ANAMOLIES AND VARIANTS USING CORONARY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPH

  • Muhammad Aamir Khan Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/National Institute of Heart Disease (AFIC/NIHD)/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Nausheen Shaukat Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Tahseen Ahmed Army Cardiac Centre, Lahore Pakistan
  • Rehana Javaid Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/National Institute of Heart Disease (AFIC/NIHD)/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Farrah Pervaiz Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/National Institute of Heart Disease (AFIC/NIHD)/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Fahad Ahmad Khan Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Rahmeen Pervaiz Khan Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad Pakistan
Keywords: Coronary artery anomalies, Coronary CT angiography, Frequency

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of Coronary artery anomalies using coronary CT angiography.

Study Design: Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and National Institute of Heart Diseases (AFIC/NIHD), from Aug 2014 to Apr 2015.

Methodology: After fulfilling ethical criteria, all consecutive patients of either gender who were referred for CCTA were included. CCTA was carried out using a 64-MSCT scanner after IV injection of non-ionic contrast mediums. The scan field was extended from the proximal aorta to the cardiac apex. Retrospective ECG-gated images were obtained. Both coronary arteries were evaluated at different phases of cardiac cycle.

Results: Our data shows that mean age as 51.19 ± 12.47 years, 982 (80.89%) male and 232 (19.11%) females, frequency of coronary anomalies were 89 (7.33%). Muscle bridging in mid-course and distal segment of LAD were the most common type.

Conclusion: The frequency of Coronary artery anomalies is higher in patients undergoing CTCA for any indication. However, it is required that every patient undergoing CTCA should also be screened for coronary artery anomaly. Some other studies in local population are also required to validate our findings.

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Published
2019-11-29
How to Cite
Khan, M., Shaukat, N., Ahmed, T., Javaid, R., Pervaiz, F., Khan, F., & Khan, R. (2019). DETECTION OF CORONARY ARTERY ANAMOLIES AND VARIANTS USING CORONARY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPH. PAFMJ, 69(Suppl-3), S430-35. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/3557
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