Congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery in an infant

Su Ye Sohn, Gi Young Jang, Byung Min Choi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


Congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery is a rare occurrence, and surgical revascularizationbypass graft is required. We here report a rare case of congenital coronary anomaly in an infant. A 10-month-old male infant was admitted to the hospital with heart failure symptoms. Echocardiographic examinations revealed mitral valve regurgitation and ischemic changes of the anterolateral papillary muscle and chordae. Coronary angiography showed atresia of the left main coronary artery with a severe hypoplastic left anterior descending artery and a circumflex coronary artery. Unfortunately, sudden cardiac arrest occurred after catheterization and the infant did not recover despite of immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Further studies are needed to find a newer diagnostic method to detect coronary anomaly in an infant, and coronary angiography, if necessary, has to be performed very carefully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Zhejiang University: Science B
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Anomalous coronaries
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Veterinary
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery in an infant'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this