Familial hyperlipidemia with premature coronary artery disease

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

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Familial hyperlipidemia screened for premature coronary artery disease.

Patient Data

Age: 19
Gender: Male

Premature coronary artery disease in the form of a soft plaque at the origin of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) without a significant stenosis. Premature atherosclerotic calcifications are also demonstrated in the aortic root or sinus of Valsalva.

Case Discussion

Cardiac coronary CT was performed in prospective protocol as the patient is young to decrease the radiation exposure to the patient. Premature coronary artery disease in the form of a soft plaque at the origin of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) without a significant stenosis. Premature atherosclerotic calcifications are also demonstrated in the aortic root or sinus of Valsalva.

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Case Information

rID: 10176
Case created: 18th Jul 2010
Last edited: 6th Dec 2015
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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