Rare case of single coronary artery in a patient with liver cirrhosis

Vol. 58 No. 4, 2017

ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Eugen Nicolae Tieranu, Ionut Donoiu, Octavian Istratoaie, Alice Elena Gaman, Maria Loredana Tieranu, Cristian George Tieranu, Dan Ionut Gheonea, Tudorel Ciurea

We report here the case of a 58-year-old male presented with atypical chest pain, dyspnea and fatigue, with a medical history of liver cirrhosis and undergoing treatment with beta-blocker. The clinical exam was normal. The 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) showed normal heart rate, without repolarization changes. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed no wall motion abnormalities of the left ventricle, moderate tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy. The biochemical markers for myocardial infarction were negative. He underwent coronary angiography that revealed a single coronary artery originating from the right coronary sinus of Valsalva.

Corresponding author: Ionut Donoiu, Assistant Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail: ionut.donoiu@umfcv.ro

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