Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery in siblings with Marfan syndrome.
Summary of "Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery in siblings with Marfan syndrome."
We report a case of two brothers with Marfan syndrome and coexistent anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery from the wrong sinus of Valsalva. To our knowledge, this is the first ever report of siblings with Marfan syndrome who also have anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery. The treatment and management options in the context of sudden death risk are discussed.
Division of Cardiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Cardiology in the young
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21138618
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1047951110001836
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