Logo American Journal of Case Reports

Call: 1.631.629.4328
Mon-Fri 10 am - 2 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo American Journal of Case Reports Logo American Journal of Case Reports Logo American Journal of Case Reports

01 September 2021: Articles

A Coronary Artery Anomaly Presenting as Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Case Report

Challenging differential diagnosis, Congenital defects / diseases

Mariana S. de A. Chaud A , Camila A. Agostinho A , Felipe L. Malafaia A , Márcio C. Sampaio B , Paulo Chaccur A , Pedro Gabriel Melo de Barros e Silva C , Expedito E. Ribeiro A , José Carlos Teixeira Garcia C , Valter Furlan C , Henrique B. Ribeiro A*

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.931561

Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e931561

Table 1. Classification scheme of coronary artery anomalies*.

I. Hemodynamically significant anomalies
  A. Atresia of a coronary artery
  B. Origin of a coronary from the pulmonary artery
  C. Interarterial course (between the aorta and pulmonary artery)
  D. Congenital fistula
II. Nonhemodynamically significant anomalies
  A. Duplication of a coronary artery
  B. High coronary artery origin (more than 1 cm above the sinotubular junction)
  C. Prepulmonic course (anterior to the pulmonary artery)
  D. Transseptal course (or intramyocardial artery, passing through the septal myocardium)
  E. Retroaortic course (posterior to the aortic root)
  F. Shepherd’s crook RCA (tortuous and high course of RCA)
  G. Systemic arterial termination of a coronary artery
RCA – right coronary artery.
* Adapted from Shriki JE et al. [].

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923