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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 3589214, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3589214
Case Report

An Obstructed Anomalous Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Arising from the Right Coronary Artery Requiring Surgical Intervention

Department of Cardiovascular Disease, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA

Received 7 June 2016; Accepted 21 August 2016

Academic Editor: Nurten Sayar

Copyright © 2016 Alexander Mironov et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A 47-year-old female presented to our hospital with symptoms of stable angina. Cardiac catheterization revealed a rare coronary artery anomaly of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery branching off the right coronary artery ostium. Furthermore, the anomalous LAD artery exhibited significant atherosclerotic obstruction. Our review of the literature found only nine such previously described cases. Due to the unique nature of coronary artery anomalies and their complications, we would like to contribute our case to the medical literature.