Mitral Valve Repair in a Patient with an Anomalous Left Coronary Artery

Robbert C. Bakker*, Wobbe Bouma, Inez J. Wijdh-den Hamer, Ehsan Natour, Massimo A. Mariani

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Anomalous coronary arteries may course in close proximity to the mitral annulus, which increases the risk of iatrogenic occlusion due to annular suture placement. We report a mitral valve repair in a 55-year-old male with severe mitral regurgitation and an anomalous retro-aortic left coronary artery, originating from the right coronary sinus, coursing in close proximity to the anterior mitral annulus. To minimize iatrogenic occlusion risk an open annuloplasty ring was used with good long-term results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-784
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2014

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