Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: toward a standardized approach.

@article{Mery2014AnomalousAO,
  title={Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: toward a standardized approach.},
  author={Carlos M. Mery and Silvana M Lawrence and Rajesh Krishnamurthy and S. Kristen Sexson-Tejtel and Kathleen Carberry and Emmett D McKenzie and Charles D Fraser},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={110-22}
}
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) is a congenital abnormality of the origin or course of a coronary artery that arises from the aorta. It is the second most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Its exact prevalence, the pathophysiological mechanisms that cause sudden cardiac death, the actual risk of death for the… CONTINUE READING