Right internal mammary artery for the management of anomalous right coronary artery from the left sinus of Valsalva; a case report
Background: Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left sinus of Valsalva (ARCA) is a rare anomaly. Surgery is recommended in symptomatic patients, while the optimal surgical approach is controversial.
Case presentation: We present a case of an ARCA in a 56-year-old male who was managed with coronary artery bypass grafting using the right internal mammary artery and ligation of the proximal right coronary artery. The patient remained asymptomatic after 1 year of follow-up.
Conclusions: ARCA can be managed using the right internal mammary artery with ligation of the proximal right coronary artery to prevent the competitive flow.