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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2012, Article ID 267496, 4 pages
Case Report

The Clinical Role of CT-Based Morphologic Description in Severely Calcified Coronary Arteries Ectasia Encountering Acute Coronary Syndrome

1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei 25160, Taiwan
2Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei 112, Taiwan
3Division of Cardiovascular, Department of Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei 25160, Taiwan

Received 14 December 2011; Accepted 29 January 2012

Academic Editors: K. Nikus and F. M. Sarullo

Copyright © 2012 Yen-Yu Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Diffuse coronary arteries ectasia combined with calcification is seldom reported. Acute coronary syndrome, a potentially life-threatening disease, accompanied with coronary ectasia and diffuse calcification, made percutaneous coronary intervention difficult and risky owing to increasing complications rate. Dual-source computed tomography and three-dimensional volume rendering images help cardiovascular surgeon easier to localize the ideal site and facilitate the procedure.