Rare Coronary Anomaly of Posterior Descending Artery Arising from Superdominant Left Anterior Descending Artery

Kanhai Lalani, M. Sudhakar Rao, R. Padmakumar, Pankti Parikh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Coronary artery anomalies are uncommon anatomical variations that are usually detected incidentally during a coronary angiogram or computed tomography angiography. We report a case of a diabetic and hypertensive middle-aged male who presented with chest discomfort. Coronary angiography revealed no signs of coronary artery disease but showed a left anterior descending artery (LAD) looping around the left ventricular apex and running through the posterior interventricular groove as a posterior descending artery (PDA) beyond the crux. The nondominant right coronary artery (RCA) and left circumflex artery (LCX) had no connection with the PDA. The patient's diabetic and hypertensive medications were adjusted, and he remained asymptomatic after 3 months. Interventionalists should be aware of the types of coronary anomalies that may complicate diagnosis and management during percutaneous coronary intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Rare Coronary Anomaly of Posterior Descending Artery Arising from Superdominant Left Anterior Descending Artery'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this