Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left sinus of valsalva with associated chest pain: Report of two cases

LCdr Stanley I. Thompson, Cdr W.V.R. Vieweg, LCdr Joseph S. Alpert, Capt A.D. Hagan

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Abstract

Ectopic origin of the right coronary artery from the left sinus of Valsalva is an infrequent coronary anomaly. The right coronary artery then passes between the aorta and pulmonary artery. We report two such cases with chest pain suggestive of angina pectoris in the absence of atherosclerosis, as demonstrated by selective coronary arteriography. A technique for selectively catheterizing the ectopic right coronary artery is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coronary arterial anatomy
  • angina pectoris
  • anomalous coronary arterial origin
  • coronary arteriographic technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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