Coronary to pulmonary artery shunt via the bronchial artery demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging


Agirbasli M. A. , Lenhart M., Arildsen R., Myers P.

JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, vol.10, no.6, pp.449-452, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8183.1997.tb00070.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-452

Abstract

Wie report a patient with severe chronic obstructive lung disease requiring home oxygen, in whom increased pulmonary vascular resistance was associated with collateral flow from the left coronary circumflex artery to the bronchial and pulmonary arteries. The anomaly was clearly demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) obtained before coronary angiography. This case suggests that MRI could play an important role in the assessment of coronary anomalies.