Do you have experience with anomalous origin of the coronary arteries?

I was having heart palpitations and after multiple tests a cardiac catheterization was done and the #1 conclusion was documented as follows: Anomalous origin of the coronary arteries. All of the arteries originated from the right coronary Valsalva. I have been prescribed diltiazem 240mg daily with a follow up to discuss a possible ablation. I am wondering if you have any experience with this type of anomaly?

Submitted by Kimberly from Utah on 06/05/2014

by Paolo Angelini, MD

Coronary anomalies are many different entities and all may have different clinical manifestations. A case of anomalous origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the right is a high probability case for significant clinical consequence, but it could be totally benign, Studies should be done in a dedicated center of excellence for such unusual problems. We are one of those at THI (Texas Heart Institute, in Houston). You can find a general discussion of your problem in a Website at Center for Coronary Artery Anomalies.