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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 195026, 3 pages
Case Report

Anomalous Right Coronary Artery from Left Main Coronary Artery and Subsequent Coursing between Aorta and Pulmonary Trunk

Department of Internal Medicine, TX Tech Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA

Received 6 July 2013; Accepted 18 November 2013

Academic Editor: Frank A. Pigula

Copyright © 2013 Deephak Swaminath 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.


Anomalous origin of left main coronary artery or right coronary artery from the aorta with subsequent coursing between the aorta and pulmonary trunk is rare and can be sometimes life threatening. After hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery anomalies are the second most common cause of sudden cardiac deaths among young athletes. This is a case presentation of an anomalous origin of right coronary artery from left main coronary artery coursing between the pulmonary trunk and aorta. Patient presented with STEMI and had coronary bypass surgery.