Cleveland Clinic cardiothoracic surgeon Hani K. Najm, MD, has further refined his novel surgical technique for repairing the anomalous aortic origin of the left coronary artery with transseptal course behind the right ventricular outflow tract.
Awareness is growing that anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery can cause harm at any age, as can the more common finding of a myocardial bridge. Our clinicians share their latest management strategies for these congenital defects.
Cardiothoracic surgeons at Cleveland Clinic developed the first surgical technique to successfully repair a transseptal anomalous left coronary artery arising from the right coronary sinus. Two years later, they are reporting more early outcomes from the novel technique.
A large 20-year-old registry studying this congenital heart anomaly is starting to yield insights, and complementary prospective and retrospective Cleveland Clinic studies of adults with AAOCA promise to be useful adjuncts.