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Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left aortic sinus and sudden infant death.

Authors
  • Duran, A C
  • Angelini, A
  • Frescura, C
  • Basso, C
  • Thiene, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jun 15, 1994
Volume
45
Issue
2
Pages
147–149
Identifiers
PMID: 7960256
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The origin of the right coronary artery from the left aortic sinus is an uncommon anomaly, which has been shown to be a cause of sudden cardiac death in young and adult patients, often in association with physical exertion. So far, to the best of our knowledge, only six cases of sudden death related to this anomaly have been reported in newborns and infants. We describe here a further case which reinforces the need of precise postmortem examination in these fatalities.

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