Anomalous coronary arteries: a multicenter pediatric autopsy study.

@article{Lipsett1994AnomalousCA,
  title={Anomalous coronary arteries: a multicenter pediatric autopsy study.},
  author={Jill Lipsett and Stephen D. Cohle and Peter John Berry and Graham J. Russell and Roger W Byard},
  journal={Pediatric pathology},
  year={1994},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          287-300
        }
}
Anomalous coronary arteries (ACAs) are a potential cause of myocardial ischemia resulting in arrhythmias, angina, infarction, and sudden death. We analyzed 7857 pediatric autopsy cases from four tertiary centers to gain an overall picture of the range and significance of ACAs within this pediatric autopsy population. The incidence of ACAs was 0.5%, with ectopic origin from the aorta (43%) being most frequent, followed by ACA arising from the pulmonary trunk (40%). The mean age at death was 2.2… CONTINUE READING
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