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What is an anomalous coronary artery?

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The normal anatomy for the coronary arteries involves their origin from the aorta at each of two separate sites. Sometimes people can be born with the origin of a coronary artery that comes from an abnormal site. In rare cases, the anomaly can lead to problems of coronary ischemia which can subsequently lead to a heart attack. If this type of anomaly is present, then it may require surgery.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America.

Texas Heart Institute.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America.

Texas Heart Institute.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

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