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Juvenile sudden cardiac death due to congenital coronary ostial valve-like ridges: A case report and literature review

  • Autori: Albano, Giuseppe D; Scalzo, Giovanni; Malta, Ginevra; De Lisi, Giovanni; Argo, Antonina; Maresi, Emiliano; Zerbo, Stefania
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2023
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
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: Coronary artery anomalies are a heterogeneous group of congenital disorders affecting the coronary pattern with a characteristic (origin, number, number of hosts, course, etc.). They are rarely found in the population. We report the case of a 21-year-old male who died from sudden cardiac death caused by an isolated coronary ostial obstruction, secondary to a rare anomaly, the presence of a valve-like ridge consisting of a small fold in the Valsalva aortic sinus. The study provides a brief literature review on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical and medico-legal issues in coronary artery anomaly cases that may be helpful in forensic practice when dealing with sudden cardiac death in young people and highlights key points for further research and public health measures.