Robotic coronary artery bypass for aberrant right coronary artery stenosis

Kuan Chin Jean Chen, Patrick Teefy, Bob Kiaii, William C. Vezina, Michael W.A. Chu

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Anomalous coronary arteries that course between the aorta and pulmonary artery are subject to compressive forces and can manifest angina, myocardial infarction and sudden death. The current report presents a young, female patient who presented with a short duration of severe, rapidly progressive angina despite optimal medical therapy. Combined computed tomography and myocardial perfusion scanning identified an anomalous dominant right coronary artery that appeared kinked at its origin between the aorta and main pulmonary artery. A robot-assisted right internal thoracic artery to right coronary artery bypass was performed, which was confirmed to be widely patent (FitzGibbon grade A) on routine intraoperative angiography. The procedure completely resolved the patient's angina symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e326-e327
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Coronary artery bypass grafts
  • Coronary artery imaging
  • Coronary artery pathology
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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