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- Received August 6, 1985
- Revision received October 9, 1985
- Accepted October 23, 1985
- Published online March 1, 1986.
- Takeshi Nakano, MDa,
- Hideji Okano, MD,
- Tokuji Konishi, MD and
- Hideo Takezawa, MD
- ↵aAddress for reprints: Takeshi Nakano, MD, The First Department of Internal Medicine, Mie University School of Medicine, 2-174, Edobashi, Tsu, Mie-ken 514, Japan.
A 45 year old Japanese woman with an aneurysm of the left aortic sinus is described. The main trunk of the left coronary artery was displaced upward, and the proximal portion of the circumflex branch was markedly compressed and displaced posteriorly, causing subendocardial infarction and angina. The diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis was made based on: 1) age, sex and nationality of the patient; 2) inflammatory signs followed by weakness of the right radial pulse; and 3) typical angiographic findings. Five previously reported cases are reviewed.
- Received August 6, 1985.
- Revision received October 9, 1985.
- Accepted October 23, 1985.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation