Case Reports

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Left Main Coronary Artery in the Setting of Critical Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis



Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (ARCA) is an extremely rare cardiac pathology. The coronary artery can potentially course between the aorta and the pulmonary artery, putting the patient at risk for sudden cardiac death. Even rarer is an ARCA that arises from the left main coronary artery (LMCA). To our knowledge, this is the first case where an ARCA arising entirely from the LMCA is associated with critical bicuspid aortic valve stenosis.


bicuspid aortic valvesevere aortic valve stenosisanomalous coronary arteryaortic valve replacement
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Page/Article: 223-225
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-15-3-223
  • Published on 1 Jul 2019
  • Peer Reviewed