Unusual sudden cardiac death from an anomalous left coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva

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Abstract

A left coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva is a rare congenital coronary anomaly. We report a case of a 5-year-old boy with an anomalous left coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva whose presenting sign was cardiac arrest. There is no reported instance of a child <9 years of age without other congenital cardiac defects having died suddenly with this coronary anomaly. The transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrated normal origins of the coronary arteries, but on autopsy, an anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-734
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the young
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA)
  • anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva
  • sudden cardiac death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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