oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Sudden cardiac death of a child caused by aberrant origin of left coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva
|Article Title||Sudden cardiac death of a child caused by aberrant origin of left coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Far East Rand and Johannesburg hospitals.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1994|
|Pages||62 - 64|
|Keyword(s)||Aberrant origin of left coronary artery, Cardiac death and Right sinus of Valsalva|
This is a report on a child who, in the first decade of life, collapsed after effort and died suddenly. There was clinical evidence of acute myocardial ischaemia. At autopsy, a rare cause was found, viz. aberrant origin of the left coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva, which then coursed between the aorta and main pulmonary artery. The importance of recognising this congenital coronary artery abnormality is emphasised.
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