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Sudden death due to anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary trunk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7391782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 suvive 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.
L S Roh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-23     Completed Date:  1980-09-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications*
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Pulmonary Artery / anatomy & histology

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