Origin of both coronary arteries from the pulmonary artery and aortic coarctation

Giuseppe Santoro, Duccio di Carlo, Adriano Carotti, Roberto Formigari, Renata Boldrini, Cesare Bosman, Luigi Ballerini

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Single trunk anomalous origin of both coronary arteries from the pulmonary artery is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly. We report on 2 cases of its association with aortic coarctation, the diagnosis of which in living patients is very difficult. We think that the possibility of this anatomic arrangement should always be considered in patients with isolated aortic coarctation whose clinical condition seems impaired rather than improved after an apparently successful coarctectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-708
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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