Share this page on LinkedIn
Share This Page on Google+
Share This Page on Twitter
tell someone about this page print this page
You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 5 September 2016 > CASE REPORTS > Aortic Valve Replacement in Dextrocardia and Anomalous Origin of the Coronary Artery

Aortic Valve Replacement in Dextrocardia and Anomalous Origin of the Coronary Artery

Takanori Kono1,2, Toru Takaseya1, Takahiro Shojima1, Kazuyoshi Takagi1, Koji Akasu1, Hiroyuki Tanaka1

1Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
2Electronic correspondence: kono_takanori@med.kurume-u.ac.jp

Situs inversus totalis and anomalous origin of the left coronary artery are rare conditions. An 87-year-old woman with both conditions presented to the authors’ hospital with symptomatic aortic stenosis. She underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG; saphenous vein graft to the left main trunk). The operator mainly stood on the left side of

the patient and performed surgery without difficulty. Both, AVR and CABG were successfully performed despite these two rare conditions. Open-heart surgery in a very elderly patient with both of these rare conditions has not previously been reported.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:641-643


Aortic Valve Replacement in Dextrocardia and Anomalous Origin of the Coronary Artery

Click the above hyperlink to view the article, right click (Ctrl click on a Mac) to open in a new browser window or tab.

Purchase this Article

Please click the button below to purchase this article. Single article purchases are provided at $50.00 per article. Upon clicking the button below, single article user account subscription details are requested and, upon successful payment, a single article user account is created. Single articles are availble in your account for seven days after purchase.