Management of anomalous right coronary arteries encountered during aortic valve surgery.

Abstract

We experienced three cases with anomalous right coronary arteries during aortic valve surgery. By rotating a Freestyle bioprosthesis by a subcoronary technique, the anomalous artery was secured in one patient. The anomalous artery was injured during the routine aortotomy incision in another patient; a saphenous vein graft was interposed between the ascending aorta and the separated artery. In the third patient, a subannular prosthetic valve was chosen to avoid obstructing the anomalous orifice.

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@article{Misawa2002ManagementOA, title={Management of anomalous right coronary arteries encountered during aortic valve surgery.}, author={Yoshio Misawa and Tsutomu Saito and Shin-ichi Oki and Katsuo Fuse}, journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery}, year={2002}, volume={21 1}, pages={102-4} }