Images of Anomalous Origin of The Right Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery

  • He Fan Department of Cardiac Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Weng Jiakan Department of Cardiac Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • He Qicai Department of Cardiac Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Qian Ximing Department of Cardiac Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Chen Huaidong Department of Cardiac Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Abstract

Anomalies of the coronary arteries -- especially their abnormal origin from the pulmonary artery (ARCAPA) trunk -- are among the least common. They’re also the most dangerous of congenital heart defects with an incidence of 0.002% in the general population [Williams 2006]. The diagnosis exceedingly is difficult because anatomical abnormalities of the coronary arteries are subtle. We present a case of an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery.

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Published
2019-07-26
How to Cite
Fan, H., Jiakan, W., Qicai, H., Ximing, Q., & Huaidong, C. (2019). Images of Anomalous Origin of The Right Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery. The Heart Surgery Forum, 22(4), E308-E309. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2455
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