Congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery in an infant

Su Ye Sohn, Gi Young Jang, Byung Min Choi

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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
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul


    • Anomalous coronaries
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Infant

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • veterinary(all)
    • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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