Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left anterior descending artery: Review of the literature

Yurtdas M., Gulen O.

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.19, no.2, pp.122-129, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.2012.0023
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-129
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Coronary artery anomalies that take place during fetal development are determined in approximately 1.3% of coronary angiograms. The right coronary artery originating from the left coronary system is an extremely rare variation of the single coronary artery anomaly in which the prognosis is usually benign provided that the anomalous vessel dose not pass between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. Anomalous right coronary artery anomaly has been rarely associated with other congenital cardiovascular anomalies such as transposition of the great vessels and tetralogy of Fallot.