Congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery in an infant

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Congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery is a rare occurrence, and surgical revascularizationbypass graft is required. We here report a rare case of congenital coronary anomaly in an infant. A 10-month-old male infant was admitted to the hospital with heart failure symptoms. Echocardiographic examinations revealed mitral valve regurgitation and ischemic changes of the anterolateral papillary muscle and chordae. Coronary angiography showed atresia of the left main coronary artery with a severe hypoplastic left anterior descending artery and a circumflex coronary artery. Unfortunately, sudden cardiac arrest occurred after catheterization and the infant did not recover despite of immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Further studies are needed to find a newer diagnostic method to detect coronary anomaly in an infant, and coronary angiography, if necessary, has to be performed very carefully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Zhejiang University: Science B
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1

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Angiography
abnormal development
coronary vessels
Coronary Vessels
Resuscitation
Coronary Angiography
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Grafts
Muscle
cardiac arrest
heart failure
catheters
diagnostic techniques
arteries
signs and symptoms (animals and humans)
Papillary Muscles
Sudden Cardiac Death
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Catheterization

Keywords

  • Anomalous coronaries
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Infant

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
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Congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery in an infant. / Sohn, Su Ye; Jang, Giyoung; Choi, Byung Min.

In: Journal of Zhejiang University: Science B, Vol. 11, No. 7, 01.07.2010, p. 539-541.

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