Single Coronary Artery from Right Sinus of Valsalva: A Single Center Experience of Seven Cases

Kanhai Lalani, M. Sudhakar Rao, Padmakumar Ramachandran, A. J. Ashwal, Abdul U.K. Razak, Tom Devasia, Ganesh Paramasivam, Pankti Parikh

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Background. Single coronary artery (SCA) is a rare anomaly with a prevalence of 0.024-0.066%. Some anomalies are merely benign anatomical variants, whereas some can result in myocardial ischemia or life-threatening arrhythmia. Case Presentation. We described seven cases in which all three major coronaries emerged from the right sinus of Valsalva via a single ostium and supplied the vast majority of the myocardium. A smaller branch arising from the left sinus supplied a modest quantity of myocardium in some of those few cases. These SCA variations do not exactly fit into any existing classification. It is unclear whether we need to modify previous classification systems or newer classification systems. Conclusions. SCA is divided based on its anomalous course and is usually a benign condition but it may present with cardiovascular complications. Clinicians should be aware of this entity along with the role of CT angiogram in its diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1513474
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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