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Life-saving myocarditis? A case in a young adult leading to discovery of an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 August 2020


Rachel Rosenthal
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA Department of Pediatrics, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Hannah Obasi
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA Department of Pediatrics, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Daniel D. Im
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA Department of Pediatrics, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Abstract

Myocarditis and coronary artery anomalies are both potentially life-threatening aetiologies of cardiac chest pain in children. We present a case of a young man presenting with non-exertional chest pain and subsequently found to have an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left coronary sinus with an interarterial course in addition to a diagnosis of myocarditis. The patient subsequently was able to undergo surgical correction of his anomalous coronary to mitigate the risk of sudden cardiac death.


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