Surgery for anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery.

@article{Mumtaz2011SurgeryFA,
  title={Surgery for anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery.},
  author={Muhammad Ali Mumtaz and Richard E Lorber and Janine L. Arruda and Gosta Bengt Pettersson and Constantine Mavroudis},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={811-4; discussion 814-5}
}
BACKGROUND Anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery (AAOCA) has been associated with coronary ischemia, myocardial infarction, and sudden death. Advances in echocardiography and computed tomography have identified at-risk patients. Treatment options include unroofing strategies in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. We review our experience for efficacy and safety. METHODS Between 1998 and 2008, we performed coronary unroofing in 22 patients with AAOCA without aortic commissural… CONTINUE READING
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