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Anomalous right coronary origin from pulmonary artery in a 54 year old woman

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Contributor: Dennis Ko, MD

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51 yo African American presented to the hospital with chest pain. Her chest pain was atypical in nature without associated symptoms and was ruled out for myocardial infarction by enzymes. She has a past history of congestive heart failure with depressed ejection fraction of 25-30% but no further evaluation after treatment of congestive heart failure.

Exam: Vitals stable, Alert, looks well, Chest: Clear, CVS: S1 S2 no extra heart sounds, elevated JVD at 12 cm.

Lab Studies: EKG: Normal sinus rhythm, leftward axis, possible left and right atrial enlargement ECHO: Global depressed LV, EF: 30%, moderate TR, moderate pulmonary hypertension Right heart cath: RA 12, RV 60/28, PA mean 30, PCWP 26, no step up during saturation run Cath: mild disease at diagonal, anomalous right pulmonary artery from pulmonary artery CT Chest: With knowledge of the cath images, anomalous origin of the right coronary from the pulmonary artery was visible.


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