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You are here: Contents > 2014 > Volume 23 Number 2 March 2014 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Aortic Valve Regurgitation Secondary to Ectopia and Atresia of the Left Main Coronary Artery

Aortic Valve Regurgitation Secondary to Ectopia and Atresia of the Left Main Coronary Artery

Francesco Nicolini1, Domenico Corradi2, Andrea Agostinelli1, Bruno Borrello1, Tiziano Gherli1

1Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Heart Surgery, 2Department of BioMedical, BioTechnological

and Translational Sciences, Section of Pathology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Congenital atresia of the LMCA is an extremely rare anomaly which is often clinically complicated by silent angina, myocardial infarction, failure to thrive, or sudden cardiac death. Moreover, the atretic and ectopic origin of the LMCA associated with aortic valve anomalies is an even rarer condition. 

Herein, the case is described of a patient with a very rare association between the ectopic and atretic left main coronary artery (LMCA) and severe aortic valve regurgitation.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2014;23:158-160

Aortic Valve Regurgitation Secondary to Ectopia and Atresia of the Left Main Coronary Artery

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