Coronary artery anatomy in congenital heart disease

Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 May-Jun;8(3):187-202. doi: 10.1111/chd.12067. Epub 2013 Apr 22.


Expanded surgical options and improved outcomes for children born with structural heart defects have ushered a greater clinical interest in the normal and abnormal development of the coronary circulation. Anatomic variations of the coronary system may impact surgical candidacy or operative technique during neonatal life, while others may impact long-term clinical management and planning for subsequent interventions. This review aims to characterize coronary artery anatomy in symptomatic congenital heart disease, emphasizing the clinical consequence of these variations and anomalies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis*
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / pathology
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / surgery
  • Coronary Vessels / pathology*
  • Coronary Vessels / surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging* / methods
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult