Subtotal Occlusion of Left Anterior Coronary Artery in a Professional Athlete

Cardiology. 2018;140(2):71-73. doi: 10.1159/000489601. Epub 2018 Jun 13.


Screening for cardiovascular disease in athletes is crucial to avoid life-threatening complications. Here, we present the case of a fairly asymptomatic young professional soccer player with several cardiovascular risk factors, who proved to have significant coronary artery disease on coronary computed tomography which was ordered based on clinical suspicion and his family history. Informed consent for publication was obtained from the patient.

Keywords: Computed tomography coronary angiography; Coronary artery disease; Elite athlete; Soccer.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods*
  • Athletes*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Artery Disease / therapy
  • Coronary Stenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Stenosis / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Soccer
  • Tomography
  • Treatment Outcome