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Podcast episode 8: Coronary Artery Anomalies and HRT

In this week's podcast, Peter and Stuart chat about coronary artery anomalies.

There are many different types of coronary artery anomalies such as an interarterial course and a coronary artery fistula. Peter and Stuart discuss a couple of recent patients who had a fistula, and were diagnosed thanks to a CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA) scan.

And, prompted by a recent patient enquiry about the risk of cardiovascular disease when using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), they also discuss the 5 things to consider when it comes to HRT and CVD.

You can listen to this episode here.

Show notes

Here are the CTCA scans that Peter refers to:

CTCA Fistulae


Fistulae


And here is the image of a fistulae closure that Stuart refers to:

Fistula Before
Before


Fistula After
After


You can download the Circulation article on Coronary Artery Anomalies below - see Figure 3 for the diagram Peter refers to.

For more on HRT and CVD risk, please refer to Figure 3 in the Treatment of Symptoms of the Menopause: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline.


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