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PA resuscitated our patient and stabilized our patient's clinical status. AS performed the coronary angiography and confirmed the diagnosis. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.
We report a rare coronary anomaly presenting with aborted sudden death in an octogenarian. An anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is a rare coronary anomaly which usually presents in the first year of life. Survival into adulthood and the elderly years is extremely rare.
An 85-year-old Caucasian woman was brought to our hospital following cardiopulmonary arrest. After prolonged resuscitation and stabilization of our patient, further evaluation revealed an anomalous left coronary artery from pulmonary artery syndrome. She was discharged on medication.
An anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery can present in elderly and even octogenarian patients. Careful history, physical examination and an appropriate invasive study are needed to confirm the diagnosis.
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