Coronary artery anomalies
Coronary Artery Anomalies
Coronary anomalies are rare congenital malformations and characterised by an atypical origin of the right or left coronary artery. Most coronary anomalies are asymptomatic and represent incidental findings. 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 the pulmonary artery. This may lead to a dynamic compression of the left vessel wall during increased heart activity – myocardial ischemia may occur and trigger ventricular arrhythmias. Competitive sport may be continued after successful surgical repair and normal results in medical follow-ups.