The left anterior descending artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva: A case report


Yilmaz A., Yalta K., Turgut O. O., Yilmaz M. B., Karadas F., Erdem A., ...More

ADVANCES IN THERAPY, vol.24, no.1, pp.178-181, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02850006
  • Journal Name: ADVANCES IN THERAPY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-181
  • Sivas Cumhuriyet University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Coronary artery anomalies occur in less than 1% of patients who undergo coronary angiography and they account for 1% to 2% of all cases of congenita heart disease. The most commonly encountered anomaly, the circumflex artery originating from the right coronary artery or the right sinus of Valsalva, is usually well tolerated. The patient in the case presented here was found to have a left anterior descending artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva - a situation that is very rarely encountered.