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, vol.102, no.10, pp.1075-1077, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/smj.0b013e3181b612a4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1075-1077
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.