Congenital Aneurysms of the Coronary Arteries with Report of a Case
A case is presented of congenital aneurysm of a coronary artery in a patient with angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. Etiologies other than coronary atheroselerosis should be considered in young patients with clinical coronary disease; they include syphilitic ostial stenosis, coronary embolization, pulmonary origin of a coronary artery, and necrotizing arteritis in addition to aneurysm of a coronary artery. In this instance the aneurysm caused a shadow that was seen by x-ray but was not identified during life.
- © 1959 American Heart Association, Inc.