Sudden Death Due to Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Trunk

    Volume 25, Issue 1 (January 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1980

    Page Count: 4


    Roh, LS
    Pathologist/deputy medical examiner, Valhalla, N.Y.

    (Received 17 July 1979; accepted 1 August 1979)

    Abstract

    Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary trunk is a rare congenital anomaly of the cardiovascular system. Most patients with this condition die during the first year of life without proper treatment. In rare instances a patient will survive to his teens and adulthood. However, in most of these cases minor symptoms are present such as a feeling of heaviness of the lower chest, mild chest pain, or some electrocardiographic changes. A sudden unexpected death because of this anomaly, in a previously healthy athletic 22 year old, is reported.


    Paper ID: JFS10934J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10934J

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    Title Sudden Death Due to Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Trunk
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