Acute myocardial infarction caused by an anomalous left main coronary artery in a 16-year-old boy

Susumu Suzuki, Satoshi Ichimiya, Masaaki Kanashiro, Junji Watanabe, Daiji Yoshikawa, Hideki Ishii, Tatsuaki Matsubara, Toyoaki Murohara

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Abstract

A variety of structural cardiovascular abnormalities have been implicated in deaths of athletes, particularly congenital coronary arteries of anomalous origin, which are rare but major causes of myocardial ischemia and sudden death in young people. We present here the case of a rare congenital coronary artery anomaly in a 16-year-old boy who suffered from acute myocardial infarction due to occlusion of the left main trunk coronary artery, providing specific intravascular ultrasound findings for this anomaly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e55-e57
JournalJournal of Cardiology Cases
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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