Visualization of the left ventricular cavity from coronary arterioventricular communications is rarely encountered in routine coronary angiography. We report 14 patients, of 5,500 consecutive cardiac catheterizations, in whom these communications were evident during coronary angiography. All 14 patients had angina pectoris; in each the arterioluminal communication originated from the left anterior descending coronary artery. Two patients had evidence of anterior wall ischemia despite a normal left anterior descending coronary artery, suggesting that a possible steal phenomenon is responsible for the myocardial ischemia.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis|
|State||Published - Jan 1998|
- Coronary arterioluminal communications