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Left main coronary artery aneurysm with chronic total occlusion of both left coronary arteries in a young athlete
  1. S-H Parka,
  2. S-E Kima,
  3. S K Ryub
  1. aDivision of Cardiology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, bDivision of Cardiology, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul
  1. Dr Si-Hoon Park, Ewha Mokdong Hospital Cardiovascular Center, Ewha Womans University MokDong Hospital, 911-1, MokDong, YangCheon-Ku, Seoul, Koreasihoon{at}


Aneurysms of the left main coronary arteries are found in 0.1% of angiograms. This case involves an athlete with a left main coronary artery aneurysm, which was combined with chronic total occlusion of the proximal left anterior descending and proximal left circumflex coronary arteries. The extraordinary clinical presentation in this patient may be associated with good coronary collaterals, which may have developed in the patient in response to chronic total occlusion of the coronary artery by the aneurysm, and repeat myocardial hypoxia during high levels of performance as a soccer player.

  • coronary aneurysm
  • left main coronary disease
  • intravascular ultrasonography
  • electron beam computed tomography

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