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Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jun;97(6):2190-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.07.122.

Anomalous left coronary artery in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Western Connecticut Health Network, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut.
  • 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 3Department of Cardiology, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 4David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California.
  • 5Department of Cardiological Sciences, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, United Kingdom.
  • 6Department of Cardiac Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 7Department of Cardiology, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut. Electronic address:


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and anomalous origin of the coronary artery from the opposite sinus are common causes of sudden cardiac death. These entities have rarely been reported together. Here we present the case of a 48-year-old woman with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and significant left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. She was referred for septal reduction therapy for symptomatic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction refractory to medical therapy. Cardiac catheterization and coronary artery computed tomography angiogram revealed a single coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva, coursing between the aorta and the right ventricular outflow tract. The patient underwent septal myectomy and placement of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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