Managing ST segment elevation myocardial infarction with proximal anomalous connections of the coronary arteries: A case report

Author(s): Salim Arous, Rime Benmalek, Amine Echenbouli, Mohamed El Ghali Benouna, Leila Azzouzi, Rachida Habbal

Proximal Anomalous connections of the coronary arteries (ANOCOR) are rare and their association with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is even rarer.

We report the case of a patient who had an acute coronary syndrome with a ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) of atherosclerotic origin with a proximal anomalous connection of the left anterior descending artery and of the circumflex artery, both arising from the antero-right sinus. We opted for angioplasty first of the right coronary artery which was responsible for the myocardial infarction, and secondarily of the circumflex artery after eliminating a high-risk path for sudden death.