Anomalous coronary artery
 Discussion of Anomalous coronary artery
- Approximately 20% of coronary artery anomalies produce life-threatening symptoms (arrhythmias, syncope, myocardial infarction, or sudden death).
- Congenital coronary artery anomalies are the second most common cause of sudden death due to structural heart disease in young athletes.
- Benign vs malignant course of anomalous coronary arteries
- Anomalous vessel that crosses between the aorta and the main pulmonary artery (interarterial course) may be associated with a poorer outcome and requires surgical repair.
- This may be either a left coronary artery originating from the right coronary sinus or a right coronary artery emanating from the left coronary sinus.
- During physical activity, the aortic wall stretches and dilates to support the increased cardiac output, which compresses the anomalous vessel against the main pulmonary artery.
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- Jaydip Datta, Charles S. White, Robert C. Gilkeson, Cristopher A. Meyer, Sarita Kansal, Manish L. Jani, Ronald C. Arildsen, and Katrina Read. Anomalous Coronary Arteries in Adults: Depiction at Multi–Detector Row CT Angiography. Radiology 2005 235: 812-818.