Skip to main content
Published in:

Open Access 16-01-2024 | Aneurysm | Heart Beat

Large saccular aneurysm of the right coronary artery

Authors: Gijs J. van Steenbergen, Florien Klein, Thomas P. Mast, Pieter-Jan Vlaar, Koen Teeuwen

Published in: Netherlands Heart Journal | Issue 5/2024

Login to get access


An 81-year-old woman with no significant cardiovascular history experienced progressive, non-exertional chest pain. Following hospital admission, the electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed ST-segment elevation inferior, leading to a diagnosis of acute inferior myocardial infarction (Fig. 1a). Emergent coronary angiography revealed a giant saccular aneurysm in the proximal right coronary artery (RCA) with significant thrombus, resulting in occlusion (Fig. 1b; Video S1 in Electronic Supplementary Material [ESM]). A subsequent computed tomography scan demonstrated the aneurysm to measure 5 cm in size (Fig. 1c; Videos S2 and S3 in Electronic Supplementary Material [ESM]).
Available only for authorised users
go back to reference Kawsara A, Núñez GI, Alqahtani F, et al. Management of Coronary Artery Aneurysms. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2018;11:1211–23.CrossRef Kawsara A, Núñez GI, Alqahtani F, et al. Management of Coronary Artery Aneurysms. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2018;11:1211–23.CrossRef
Large saccular aneurysm of the right coronary artery
Gijs J. van Steenbergen
Florien Klein
Thomas P. Mast
Pieter-Jan Vlaar
Koen Teeuwen
Publication date
Bohn Stafleu van Loghum
Published in
Netherlands Heart Journal / Issue 5/2024
Print ISSN: 1568-5888
Electronic ISSN: 1876-6250

Other articles of this Issue 5/2024

Netherlands Heart Journal 5/2024 Go to the issue
Webinar | 27-06-2024 | 18:00 (CEST)

Keynote webinar | Spotlight on medication adherence

Medication non-adherence is a major barrier to effective healthcare delivery; half of all patients do not follow their doctor’s recommendations or treatment plan.

Our experts explain the fundamentals with a practical discussion of how to manage non-adherence in two common scenarios: hypertension and asthma control.

Prof. Kevin Dolgin
Prof. Florian Limbourg
Prof. Anoop Chauhan
Developed by: Springer Medicine