Duplication of the right coronary artery in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and myocardial bridging


Ciftci H., TAÇOY G., Yazici G.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.19, no.6, pp.627-629, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951109990333
  • Journal Name: CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.627-629
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic myocardial disorder. In such patients, myocardial bridging is the most frequent encountered coronary arterial anomaly. Patients may, however, on occasion, present with other much rarer malformations of the coronary arteries. Duplication of the right coronary artery is a very rare anomaly. We have now encountered a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in whom we found myocardial bridging of the anterior interventricular coronary artery and duplication of the right coronary artery. To the best of our knowledge, this association has not previously been described.