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Association of aortic coarctation and malignant right coronary artery anomaly: an unusual cause of angina pectoris

Authors Sirtoli Filho R, de Almeida LCC, Sirtoli MGGM, Pilatti LP, de Carvalho MV, Schafranski MD

Published 14 July 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 49—54


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Rubens Sirtoli Filho1, Leonardo Cao Cãmbra de Almeida1, Maysa Godoy Gomes Mazurek Sirtoli1, Liliana Pena Pilatti2, Marcelo Valladão de Carvalho2, Marcelo Schafranski3
1Real e Benemérita Associação Portuguesa de Beneficência, São Paulo, Brazil; 2Department of Hemodynamics, 3Department of Intensive Care, Hospital Bom Jesus, Ponta Grossa, Brazil

Abstract: A 53-year-old man with exercise-induced ischemia was referred for investigation. Coronary angiography revealed a right coronary artery originating from the trunk of the left coronary artery, and an aortic coarctation was observed on aortography. A CT angiogram confirmed these findings. Resection of the aortic coarctation and reimplantation of the ostial portion of right coronary artery into its native site was performed, and resulted in a satisfactory outcome. The association of an anomalous right coronary artery with aortic coarctation has rarely been described and represents a critical situation where early diagnosis and prompt intervention are essential.

Keywords: coronary anomalies, single ostium, myocardial ischemia, angina pectoris

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