Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Department/Program/Center

Medicine

Abstract

The prevalence of coronary artery anomalies is approximately 0.6% in individuals undergoing angiography. Most of the anomalies are benign, but some can lead to myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, and sudden cardiac death. It is very rare to have an entire coronary circulation that arises from the right coronary cusp. We present a case of a 57-year-old male who presented with complaints of chest pain and dyspnea on exertion. An invasive angiogram revealed all the three coronary arteries originating from the right coronary cusp. It is crucial to define coronary anatomy as anomalies dictate which cardiac intervention should be attempted in cases of ischemia.

Source Citation

Rawala, M. S., Rizvi, S. I., & Rizvi, S. B. (2019). An entire coronary system arising from right coronary cusp: a rare anomaly. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, 9(4), 362–364. https://doi.org/10.1080/20009666.2019.1650603

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© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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