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coronary artery anomaly signs

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Congenital defect: There are multiple congenital abnormalities involving the origin or anatomy of the coronary arteries. Some are benign, others require surgical repair ... Read More
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Dr. Samir Dabbous
44 years experience Cardiology
It varies: Some anomalies can be life threatening especially at young age, others are mild and represent nothing more than a normal variation

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Dr. John Charpie
30 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: The presence of symptoms, such as chest pain, depends on the type of coronary artery anomaly. Many patients with an anomalous origin or course of a co ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Pollick
47 years experience Cardiology
Genetic: You are born with this.
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Anomaly: Happens during embryonic development and random 1 in 10000 births.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Nothing abnormal...: So far, and the physician who read the cardiac MRI study is 90% confident 1 coronary is fine, and 100% confident the other one is. You need to disc ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If you know you have a coronary artery anomaly (ie, being born with an artery that supplies the heart muscle arising in an atypical location and/or fo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the kind of anomaly. Some can be treated just by observation and monitoring, some need very tight blood pressure control, and many need ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No test is 100%: accurate so of course it is possible to miss a coronary anomaly on MRI. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider who has all your history ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Angina: At early stages it may not cause symptoms. Once blockages become more significant, chest pain and/or shortness of breath occur, usually worse with act ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: The main symptom would be chest pain especially that occuring on exertion. Most of the other signs and symptoms are related to complications of the di ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: If the thrombus involved the right main coronary artery, that would be a sign of "heart attack". The person may have died suddenly, without usual symp ... Read More
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