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Anatomic variations of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) can influence coronary artery bypass surgical technique as well as posing definite difficulties in the interpretation of angiographic findings. We present an unusual anatomic variant of two LIMAs originating from the left subclavian artery discovered post-coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

A 60-year-old man post-LIMA grafting of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery underwent diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Selective angiography revealed occluded LIMA; therefore, it was decided to proceed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to the occluded native LAD. Once antegrade flow in the LAD was restored, retrograde filling of a vessel corresponding to the previously grafted LIMA was also detected. Additional contrast injection in the left subclavian artery (LSCA) showed a second patent LIMA originating from the distal segment of the LSCA.

Source: European Heart Journal - Case Reports, ytz090

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