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Cardiovascular Medicine

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Case 13

Coronary Artery Echocardiograms

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This is a transthoracic echocardiogram that shows one large coronary ostium (arrow). No other ostia could be identified. The ostium is abnormally positioned but appears to be originating from the right coronary sinus.

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This is a transesophageal echocardiogram of the dilated main pulmonary artery (PA) showing a coronary artery coursing around the PA. This vessel could be traced back to its origin at the aorta where it again appeared that there was only one ostium. This vessel appeared to course behind the pulmonary artery, between it and the aorta.

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At this point the vessel appears to divide.


Mark D. Kittleson, D.V.M., Ph.D. All rights reserved.