PMID: 7083329Jan 1, 1982Paper

Origin of both coronary arteries from the same sinus of Valsalva: report of two cases

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
A KerenS Stern


Origin of both coronary arteries from the same sinus of Valsalva was found in two patients. In one patient the right coronary artery opened from the left sinus of Valsalva, coursed between the pulmonary artery and aorta, disclosed a 95% obstruction in its proximal third with good runoff. The portion of the artery between the aorta and pulmonary artery showed cyclic narrowing during systole. In the second patient the left coronary opened from the right sinus of Valsalva, the left main trunk crossed anteriorily the pulmonary artery conus, and both the circumflex and the left anterior descending branches showed significant narrowing. In both patients the arteries shared a common sinus with two separate orifices, both had bicuspid aortic valve, and in both, nonaberrant coronary vessels also had stigmata of atherosclerosis.


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