Isolated nondominant right coronary stenosis: Clinical presentation and management

Reuben Ilia, Carlos Cafri, Arik Wolak, Jean Marc Weinstein

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The frequency, clinical presentation, and management of severely stenotic isolated nondominant right coronary artery (NDRCA) have not been adequately defined. We sought to do so in a large cohort of patients undergoing coronary angiography. We retrospectively analyzed all patients who underwent coronary angiography in our institute between 1995 and June 2012, looking at those with a severe lesion in the NDRCA, recording demographic, clinical, and angiographic data. Of the 43 327 patients, 35 (0.08%) were found to have a severely stenotic NDRCA as a single-vessel disease. The most common indication for catheterization was acute coronary syndrome (49%). Most of the patients were managed conservatively (66%) and the entire group had a relatively benign course, with no coronary deaths. Severe stenosis of the NDRCA as isolated disease is a very rare entity, and although most commonly presenting with acute coronary syndrome, conservative management was the usual approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-514
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2013


  • nondominant
  • right coronary artery
  • stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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