Anomalous Origin of Right Coronary Artery

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   Posted 6/2/2017 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,

My husband is active and 42 years old, recently developed chest tightness with exertion. We went through the whole gamut of tests-- stress echo, angiogram, CT angiogram. He has been diagnosed with anomalous origin of Right Coronary artery along with some blocks. Our cardiologist has recommended bypass surgery. We are terrified with this diagnosis.

There are conflicting reports about the usefulness of CABG for fixing this issue. Has anyone in this forum witnessed something like this? This is apparently a very rare congenital anomaly. Your feedback will be very helpful to us.


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   Posted 6/2/2017 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
hi and welcome. cabg x2 here. the by-pass need is most likely req as the extent and locale of the blockages. not sure on the other, however others will pop in. follow surgeons advice. esp if surgeon agrees with the cardiologist. if one in the same, follow advice, if not seek a cardiac surgeon consult.

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   Posted 6/2/2017 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello again, I know that you all are still rocked by the news. I remember when you first posted here. Now that there is a solid diagnosis I would obtain copies of all of my testing & get a 2nd opinion with another cardiac surgeon & possibly even a 3rd opinion. Any time surgery is recommended it certainly should be considered regardless. This is not to indicate your husband's drs are not competent, if nothing else these other consults may well help calm down the nerves & anxiety issues. Ask the appropriate questions of whether surgery is necessary or not or is it something that can be monitored closely. From what I read online it depends totally on the person's criteria. The one thing that caught my eye was the sudden cardiac arrest, that's really scary.

I looked in the archives here at Healing Well & found nothing. I did read several online articles at reputable websites & found them to be very much alike. I did not find much controversy over the condition. Please let us know if your husband gets some other opinions.

Take care.
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