Tayfun Aygün1, Sait Altıntaş2, Hasan Ali Barman3, Nurullah Yücel4, Gulam Hekimoğlu5, Hakan Hasdemir6, Mustafa Yıldız3

1Department of Anatomy, Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, Giresun, Türkiye
2Department of Cardiology, İstanbul University of Health Sciences Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Department of Cardiology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cardiology Institute, İstanbul, Türkiye
4Department of Anatomy, University of Health Sciences, Hamidiye International Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Türkiye
5Department of Histology, University of Health Sciences, Hamidiye International Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Türkiye
6Department of Cardiology, Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Türkiye

Keywords: Coronary anatomy; intercoronary continuity; stenting.


Intercoronary continuity, a rare variant of the coronary circulation, is a congenital open-ended connection between two major epicardial coronary arteries. This connection may play a protective role against possible obstructive coronary artery disease or may be related to the phenomenon of coronary steal. In this case, we discuss intercoronary continuity between the right coronary artery and the left anterior descending coronary artery in the acute coronary syndrome by the anatomical view.

Cite This Article: Aygün T, Altıntaş S, Barman HA, Yücel N, Hekimoğlu G, Hasdemir H, Yıldız M. Intercoronary Continuity between the Right Coronary Artery and the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery in the Acute Coronary Syndrome: An Anatomical View. Koşuyolu Heart J 2024;27(1):57–59.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept – T.A., H.H., M.Y.; Design – T.A., M.Y., N.Y.; Supervision – M.Y., N.Y.; Funding – M.Y., H.A.B., S.A.; Materials – H.A.B., S.A.; Data collection and/or processing – H.A.B., S.A.; Data analysis and/or interpretation – T.A., G.H., M.Y.; Literature search – T.A., G.H., M.Y.; Writing – T.A., G.H., M.Y.; Critical review – T.A., H.H., M.Y., N.Y.

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All authors declared no conflict of interest.

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