Anomalous aortic origin of the left coronary artery: in-hospital cardiac arrest and death despite bed rest

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct;5(4):580-2. doi: 10.1177/2150135114547586.


A ten-year-old female was admitted with syncope and a myocardial infarction, was resuscitated, and was diagnosed with anomalous left coronary artery from right aortic sinus. After initial stabilization, she was on bed rest in the intensive care unit awaiting surgery and experienced sudden arrest and could not be resuscitated, resulting in death.

Keywords: anomalous left coronary artery; artery/arteries; cardiac anatomy/pathologic anatomy; complications; congenital heart disease; sudden death.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta / abnormalities
  • Bed Rest
  • Child
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications*
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis*
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / therapy
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology
  • Syncope / etiology