Subarterial ventricular septal defect in an infant with sudden unexpected death: cause or coincidence?

Am J Cardiovasc Pathol. 1990;3(4):333-6.


A case of unexpected death in a 3-month-old infant with a subarterial ventricular septal defect (VSD) is described. Although VSDs in medically stable infants are not usually associated with fatal outcome, this case and review of the literature suggest that a small percentage of such patients may have an increased risk of sudden death.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiomegaly
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Sudden Infant Death*