Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 244 - 247 2016-09-24

Anomalous origin of the left anterior descending coronary artery from the right coronary artery with an interarterial and intramyocardial course: a long-term follow-up

Aydin Dursun [1] , Nurullah Dogan [2] , Hakan Ozkan [3]

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The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) originating from the proximal part of the right coronary artery (RCA) is a rare anomaly. An interarterial course for this anomaly is accepted as a 'malign course' and surgical treatment is recommended. In a 66-year-old male patient, coronary angiography showed that the LAD originated from the proximal part of the RCA. Coronary computed tomographic angiography revealed that the LAD had an interarterial and intramyocardial course. The patient refused surgical treatment and has been followed-up without symptoms for the last 4 years with medical treatment. We wanted to contribute to the literature by reporting the long-term results of the medical treatment option for this anomaly with a malign course.

Coronary anomaly, coronary angiography; coronary computed tomographic angiography; interarterial course
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Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Author: Aydin Dursun
Institution: Department of Cardiology, Bursa Medical Park Hospital, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Author: Nurullah Dogan
Institution: Department of Interventional Radiology, Bursa Doruk Hospital, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Author: Hakan Ozkan
Institution: Department of Cardiology, Bahcesehir University School of Medicine, Istanbul
Country: Turkey


EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Anomalous origin of the left anterior descending coronary artery from the right coronary artery with an interarterial and intramyocardial course: a long-term follow-up %A Aydin Dursun , Nurullah Dogan , Hakan Ozkan %T Anomalous origin of the left anterior descending coronary artery from the right coronary artery with an interarterial and intramyocardial course: a long-term follow-up %D 2016 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 2 %N 3 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.2016.5000187785 %U 10.18621/eurj.2016.5000187785