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Anatomic types of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: A pictorial summary

Hitesh Agrawal1,2, Carlos M. Mery1,3, Rajesh Krishnamurthy1, Silvana Molossi1,2
1 Coronary Anomalies Program, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
2 The Lillie Frank Abercrombie Section of Cardiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA 3 Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
* Corresponding Author: Silvana Molossi, Texas Children’s Hospital, 6621 Fannin St WT 19345-C, Houston, TX 77030. Email:

Congenital Heart Disease 2017, 12(5), 603-606. https://doi.org/10.1111/chd.12518

Abstract

Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery is a congenital abnormality of the origin or course of a coronary artery that arises from the aorta. As commonly seen in congenital heart disease, a wide spectrum of anatomic variability is seen and hence, it is important for clinicians to document the precise anatomy and course of the anomalous vessel. This article describes coronary artery nomenclature using computerized tomography angiography and virtual angioscopy. These details are important for decision making, useful for surgical planning, and may have prognostic implications.

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anomalous coronary arteries, interarterial, intramural, intramyocardial course, sudden cardiac death

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Agrawal, H., Mery, C. M., Krishnamurthy, R., Molossi, S. (2017). Anatomic types of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: A pictorial summary. Congenital Heart Disease, 12(5), 603–606.



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