Anomalous Origin of Right Coronary Artery Originating from the Proximal Part of the Left Anterior Descending Artery Via a Collateral

Kaplan S. , Baykan E., Ozturk S., Kiris A. , Kocsucu P.

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.102, ss.1075-1077, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 102 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/smj.0b013e3181b612a4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1075-1077


The incidence of anomalous coronary artery is approximatly 1% in patients who undergo coronary angiography. These anomalies, together with congenital heart disease, may cause myocardial ischemia, decreased life expectancy and sudden death. The case of a patient with a rare anomalous right coronary artery (RCA) from the very proximal part of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery via a collateral, aberrant vessel is described.