Dual left anterior descending coronary artery: a rare coronary anomaly [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(4): 250-252

Dual left anterior descending coronary artery: a rare coronary anomaly

Enbiya Aksakal1, Mustafa Kemal Erol1, Mecit Kantarcı2
1Atatürk University, Faculty Of Medicine, Department Of Cardiology, Erzurum, Turkey
2Atatürk University, Faculty Of Medicine, Department Of Radiology, Erzurum, Turkey

Dual left anterior descending artery (LAD) originating from the left and right coronary arteries is an extremely rare congenital coronary artery anomaly. A 65-year-old male patient was admitted with inferior acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography showed normal left main coronary artery, a short LAD artery terminating proximally after bifurcating a few diagonal branches, and total occlusion of the proximal left circumflex artery. Selective right coronary angiography showed a vessel arising just after the origin of the right coronary artery, travelling to the left side. Primary angioplasty and stent implantation were successfully performed. The origin and course of the anomaly was also documented by 16-slice multidetector spiral computed tomography, which confirmed angiographic findings.

Keywords: Coronary angiography, coronary vessel anomalies/ radiography, tomography, spiral computed

How to cite this article
Enbiya Aksakal, Mustafa Kemal Erol, Mecit Kantarcı. Dual left anterior descending coronary artery: a rare coronary anomaly. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(4): 250-252

Corresponding Author: Enbiya Aksakal, Türkiye
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