In adults with congenital heart disease coronary arterial anatomy, normal as well as anomalous, may have implications in surgical reconstruction of an underlying cardiac structure. In addition to the diagnostic imaging, necessary in surgery for adult congenital heart disease, additional information with regard to the spatial relation between the relevant cardiac structure and the coronary arterial system may be required for planning the operation and providing a good outcome.The congenital cardiac surgeon should have the necessary skills in coronary artery bypass techniques.With lack of adequate data, the estimation of mortality due to complications as a result of coronary damage in surgery for adult congenital cardiac disease of below 1% seems fair.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874192400802010049, hdl.handle.net/1765/110945
Journal The open cardiovascular medicine journal
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Bogers, A.J.J.C, Eralp, I. (Ismael), & Kappetein, A.P. (2008). Surgical implications of coronary arterial anatomy in adults with congenital cardiac disease. The open cardiovascular medicine journal, 2, 49–51. doi:10.2174/1874192400802010049