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Cardiovasc Interv Ther. 2014 Jul;29(3):288-91. doi: 10.1007/s12928-013-0231-7. Epub 2013 Dec 7.

A giant coronary artery aneurysm with a fistula followed-up for 12 years using the contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan.

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, Tenri Hospital, 200 Mishimacho, Tenri, Nara, Japan.

Abstract

We report a case of a 35-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a giant coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) with a fistula and followed-up using the contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan and 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. The diameter and volume cubic content of the giant CAA had increased linearly during the 12-year follow-up period without any complications. As there are few reports about long-term follow-up of giant CAAs without a surgical intervention, the natural course of a giant CAA is still unclear. Thus, we may need to closely follow-up chronological changes of a giant CAA to decide the treatment strategy.

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