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Coronary angiogram is  a videographic snap shot of  moving targets. Coronary arteries are dynamic  , tortuous  vessels of varying dimensions .Normal vessels  sometimes appear as an  illusion of lesions and tight lesions may appear innocuous at times. So the  rule is never rely on a single view before reporting.

This is an  angiogram of a patient , which  one of my fellows referred to as  “a black pearl  inside the LCX !

The same patient,s angiogram showing  origin of OM1

Final message

Beware of radiological artifacts in various angiograms. It can lead to erroneous interpretation and interventions !

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