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Revista chilena de cardiología

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VEGA, Julián et al. Anomalous coronary artery suspected by cardiac magnetic resonance “RAC” sign. Rev Chil Cardiol [online]. 2021, vol.40, n.1, pp.65-67. ISSN 0718-8560.

A 63 year-old-male was admitted with a non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. Due to poor acoustic windows ventricular function could not be evaluated by echocardiography. Magnetic resonance (CMR) revealed normal biventricular size and function without fibro- sis and portraying a rare finding consisting of a tubular structure originated in the aortic root following a retro aortic course between the aorta and left atrium, traversing through the atrioventricular groove. These characteristics raised the suspicion of an anomalous coronary artery origin. Coronary angiography confirmed the presence of two coronary arteries, the right coronary artery (RCA) and the left circumflex artery (LCx) originating from the right coronary sinus via two separate ostia. The LCx followed a retro aortic course proximally be- fore irrigating the left ventricular lateral wall. From the left coronary sinus, the left anterior descending artery followed its normal course with a thin diagonal vessel that presented an acute plaque. Due to these low-risk findings, medical management was chosen.

Keywords : Coronary Vessel Anomalies; Coronary Angiography; Magnetic Resonance Angiography.

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