Heart & Cardiology/Anomalous Left Coronary Artery in Adults
I am a fifty year old man. My doctor explained to me yesterday after a catheterization procedure that I have this condition. I was told my left coronary artery originates from the right side then goes across the heart to the left side. The doctor said that this is not really a problem as long as the artery is not being pinched. I'm a little nervous after reading online about Anomalous Left Coronary Artery. What are your thoughts? Should I seek a second opinion?
By now you have lived your whole life w/o a problem, therefore the only risk you run is that of coronary artery disease, no different than any other person. Other than that you have nothing to worry about.
If you ever need anything done, it is important for your doctors to know your have a different anatomy, that's all,
Hope this helps,