Heart Disease Community
Coronary Artery Anomaly
About This Community:

Join others with Heart Disease and get guidance and support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Coronary Artery Anomaly

My grandson, age 10, had aorta surgery when he was 1 wk old and was also born with a VSD, that will require surgery this fall. During his annual cardiology visit this year they discovered a 3rd coronary artery, via  a cardioechogram and other tests. They say this artery is going directly into the middle of the heart.They explained to me about the 3rd artery..they said this anomaly is very, very, rare. Because of the location, there is no surgical procedure to take care of it, that they know of at this time.  I also took him for a 2nd opionion and she agreed with their findings. She ,as well as the Doctors at Childrens Hospital in Pgh, said they can't find any writings about this rare abnormality. The scary part of it, is that it is unknown because it is inside rather than visible. The unknown is how much "stress" the heart can take before a sudden symptom may happen. She said the nuclear stress test provided very positive results, so she said my grandson should have 1 every year, to monitor it. She recommends restricting him from isometric activities such as football, wrestling, weight-lifting and archery, but would permit other recreational athletics. My grandson is very active and plays on a baseball team.
I was wondering if any of the doctors there have heard of this condition.The doctors here have not seen this before.

Thank you,

Ronna
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on stilltrying1965's status
May 29
Avatar m tn
Blank
JCB1606 cautiously optimistic Comment
May 27
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on cast out
May 26
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank