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Einstein (São Paulo)

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SILVESTRE, Odilson Marcos et al. Anomalous right coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery and constrictive pericarditis: an unusual association. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2013, vol.11, n.3, pp.367-369. ISSN 1679-4508.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-45082013000300018.

The association of anomalous right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery and constrictive pericarditis has never been showed in the literature. We present the first case of this unusual association in a patient with right heart failure. After diagnosis, the patient was referred to surgery and underwent phrenic-to-phrenic pericardiectomy; graft implant of right internal thoracic artery to right coronary artery; and ligation of the anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Such procedures solved the potential risk of sudden death related to anomalous right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery and alleviated the symptoms of heart failure caused by constrictive pericarditis.

Keywords : Pericarditis; Coronary disease; Heart failure; Case reports.

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