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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(12), 518-521
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-12-24
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Anomalous Origins of All Three Coronary Arteries from Separate Ostia within the Right Aortic Cusp: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Harshith Priyan Chandrakumar1, Karishma Patwa2, Yuvraj Singh Chowdhury2, Mrinali Shetty3, Ridhima Goel1, Jennifer Otey1, Ahmed Awwad1, Moro O. Salifu1 and Samy I. McFarlane1,

1Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York- Downstate Health Science University, Brooklyn, NY 1203

2Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, State University of New York- Downstate Health Science University, Brooklyn, NY 1203

3Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Chicago (NorthShore), Evanston, IL 60201

Pub. Date: September 25, 2020

Cite this paper:
Harshith Priyan Chandrakumar, Karishma Patwa, Yuvraj Singh Chowdhury, Mrinali Shetty, Ridhima Goel, Jennifer Otey, Ahmed Awwad, Moro O. Salifu and Samy I. McFarlane. Anomalous Origins of All Three Coronary Arteries from Separate Ostia within the Right Aortic Cusp: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(12):518-521. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-12-24

Abstract

Coronary artery anomalies are congenital defects which are found incidentally or after cardiac events. While these are rare abnormalities with the majority of patients remain asymptomatic and largely undiagnosed, it remains to be a major cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Anomalous origin of left coronary artery (ALCA) from the opposite right aortic sinus is extremely rare with less than 100 cases reported to-date. These patients are at increased risk for significant cardiac events, including SCD. In this report, we present a 48-year-old man with hypertension and marijuana use who was admitted initially with multi-lobar pneumonia and acute kidney injury, developed respiratory failure and sustained ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Coronary angiography demonstrated anomalous origin of all three main coronary arteries arising from right aortic sinus. In this report we also discuss the genesis of this rare and potentially fatal congenital abnormality and we highlight the diagnostic and management strategies available to-date.

Keywords:
anomalous origin of coronary arteries anomalous left coronary artery right coronary artery st- elevation myocardial infarction

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