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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 524526, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/524526
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Giant Dilatation of the Right Coronary Aortic Bulb with Compression of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Mimicking a Ventricular Septal Defect: Diagnostic workup Using Echocardiography, Heart Catheterization, and Cardiac Computed Tomography

1Department of Cardiology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
2Department of Radiology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Received 29 June 2012; Accepted 30 July 2012

Academic Editor: Alexander Bauer

Copyright © 2012 Nina P. Hofmann 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.

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