Coronary Artery Anomalies

Congenital coronary anomalies are rare and characterised by an atypical origin of the right or left coronary artery. Most coronary anomalies are asymptomatic and represent an incidental finding. The most common type of coronary anomaly associated with SCD, is the false origin of the left coronary artery with subsequent run between the aorta and pulmonary artery. This may lead to a dynamic compression of the left vessel wall – myocardial ischemia may occur and trigger malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Competitive Sports may be continued after surgical repair.

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Dr. med. Philipp Bohm


Tel.: +49 (0)681 302-70400

Fax: +49 (0)681 302-4296


Institut für Sport- und Präventivmedizin 

Saarland University

Campus B8 2

66123 Saarbrücken