Occlusion of left main coronary artery presenting with ventricular fibrillation in teenagers: An unrecognised cause of sudden death?

Mayme Marshall, Seshadri Balaji

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Abstract

In young patients with unexplained ventricular fibrillation, coronary occlusion may be missed by echocardiogram and misinterpreted by CT. We report two patients presenting with ventricular fibrillation and initially negative workup, later identified to have occlusion of left main coronary artery. We demonstrate the importance of angiography to rule out coronary occlusion in patients with unexplained ventricular fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCardiology in the young
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • coronary artery anomalies
  • coronary occlusion
  • left coronary artery occlusion
  • sudden death
  • ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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