Coronary Artery Anomalies and Sports Activities

  • Paolo Angelini


A 19-year-old African-American male basketball player had trained and competed intensively for at least 5 years without having cardiovascular signs or symptoms. He excelled at this sport and was the star of his high-school basketball team.


Compute Tomographic Angiography Magnetic Resonance Angiography Sudden Cardiac Death Sport Activity Right Coronary Artery 
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The author thanks Virginia Fairchild of the Texas Heart Institute’s Department of Scientific Publications for editorial assistance in preparing this chapter. He also thanks Melissa Mayo and Isabel Vasquez of the Texas Heart Institute’s Visual Communications Services for help in preparing the figures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Angelini
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal HospitalHoustonUSA

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