Persistent bi-coronary Thebesian veins to the left ventricle


In this image case we describe a relatively rare vascular malformation known of as Thebesian veins, which in some cases could cause cardiac ischemia and ventricular arrhytmias.

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Meuwese, C.L., Aanhaanen, W.T.J. & Van Hessen, M.W. Persistent bi-coronary Thebesian veins to the left ventricle. Neth Heart J 22, 409 (2014).

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  • Thebesian veins
  • Ischemia
  • Ventricular tachycardia