My son was recently diagnosed with having evidence of an anomalous right coronary artery coursing between the aorta and pulmonary artery. The cardiologist explained that a right coronary artery appears to connect with the proximal main pulmonary artery. He also said that this can be fatal. He was given an echocardiogram and a MRA/MRI.
The cardiologist said that my son will need a catheterization. He also said that this condition is very rare and so they will not be able to deal with this problem so he recommended that I take him to the Boston Children's hospital after the catheterization. I tried looking on the internet for information about but I was not able to find anything. The doctor did tell me that I will not find anything about it because it is so rare.
The results also showed that my son also has:
mild mitral regurgitation
Systolic Murmur: Grade 2/6 systolic ejection murmur along the left sternal border to apex
1st Heart Sound : Single
2nd Heart Sound: Normally split.
1. Could someone please explain these problems to me in layman's term.
2. Please tell me the chances of him dying from this?
3 Please tell me if there are treatments available for this conditon.
4 Do you think a catheterization is absouloutely necessary. What are the risks involved? I am extremely scared and worried. Please give me some advise.
I am a little bit confused-- does the right coronary artery course between the aorta and the pulmonary artery and then travel it's normal route? Or does it connect to the pulmonary artery? Can you read me the MRI report?
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