Single Coronary Artery with the Absence of a Left Anterior Descending Artery
- Volume 17 - Issue 11 - November, 2005
- Posted on: 8/1/08
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The interest in our case was sparked by the uniqueness of this anomaly and its implications. The possible mechanisms of symptomatology may include right ventricular overload due to the presence of an atrial septal defect leading to right ventricular enlargement and, consequently, symptoms such as dyspnea. Relief of our patient’s symptoms subsequent to the ASD repair suggests that the simultaneous surgical approach to both the coexisting congenital heart disease like ASD, and the high-risk coronary anomaly, should be recommended to prevent further clinical deterioration and future cardiac events.