Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in an Anomalous Left Circumflex Artery: Search for the Hidden Culprit OD01-OD03
B-17, Saket Society, Behind Essar Petrol Pump, Sussen-Tarsali Road, Vadodara-390009, Gujarat, India.
Congenital coronary anomalies are rarely detected in patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography. They pose a challenge in delay to identify the anomalous artery as well as difficulty in engaging the anomalous vessel. The present case report was of 56 -years-old male patient presented with acute onset of chest pain. On evaluation, his electrocardiogram was suggestive of ST segment elevation in inferior leads. He underwent diagnostic coronary angiogram which revealed totally occluded Left Circumflex Artery (LCx) arising anomalously from right coronary osteum. Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) of LCx could not be performed with routine guide catheters necessitating the use of special multipurpose guide catheter with balloon support. The case highlights the need for the knowledge of coronary anatomy and anomalous origins of coronary arteries and the selection of appropriate guiding catheters and coronary wires.