Rescue Circumflex Artery Stenting for Major Right Ventricular Dysfunction after Ross-Konno Operation


  • Patrick O. Myers
  • Yacine Aggoun
  • Mustafa Cikirikcioglu
  • Afksendiyos Kalangos



A single coronary artery is an anomaly in which only 1 coronary artery arises from the aortic root, supplying the entire heart. We report the case of a 5-year-old girl in whom a single coronary artery ostium was discovered during a Ross-Konno operation. This patient required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for postoperative right ventricular infarction due to proximal stenosis of a dominant left circumflex artery in combination with an occluded minor right coronary artery. Rescue stent implantation allowed for recovery of right ventricular function and weaning from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.


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How to Cite

Myers, P. O., Aggoun, Y., Cikirikcioglu, M., & Kalangos, A. (2009). Rescue Circumflex Artery Stenting for Major Right Ventricular Dysfunction after Ross-Konno Operation. The Heart Surgery Forum, 12(4), E208-E210.