Mayo Clinic's approach to anomalous coronary artery unroofing

Mayo Clinic's approach to anomalous coronary artery unroofing

In this video, Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiovascular surgeon Elizabeth H. Stephens, M.D., Ph.D., discusses anomalous coronary artery unroofing, a surgical treatment for anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery (AAOCA). In AAOCA, one of the coronary arteries arises from the aorta in an abnormal position. This may be found incidentally when a patient undergoes a CT scan for another reason, or it may be encountered during a work-up for chest pain or other symptoms. While there is a range of presentations and consequences of the anomaly, in some cases it can cause ischemia and even sudden death.


Published

July 13, 2020

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Mayo Clinic

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