Aborted sudden death in a young football player due to anomalous origin of the left coronary artery: Successful surgical correction

Serena Bria, Massimo Chessa, Raul Abella, Alessandro Frigiola, Massimiliano Bianco, Vincenzo Palmieri, Paolo Zeppilli

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Abstract

Congenital anomalies of coronary arteries may precipitate sudden death in young athletes.We describe the case of a 14-year-old soccer player who developed chest pain and syncope during physical exertion, as the first manifestation of an abnormal aortic origin of the left coronary artery from the right coronary sinus. Correct identification by transthoracic echocardiography and confirmation by coronary angiography were made. Two years after the successful surgical correction, the boy had no recurrence of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)834-838
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise
  • Sudden death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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