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01.12.2012 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2012

Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery presenting with aborted sudden death in an octogenarian: a case report

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Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2012
Autoren:
Ahmad Separham, Parvaneh Aliakbarzadeh
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1752-1947-6-12) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

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.

Abstract

Introduction

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.

Case presentation

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.

Conclusion

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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