Left anterior descending coronary aneurysm

Julie Ann S. Lloyd, Eric S. Weiss, Luca A. Vricella

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A 19-year-old man presented with gradual onset of retrosternal chest pain and hemodynamic instability. Echocardiography and computed tomography showed substantial anterior and posterior pericardial effusion with tamponade. At surgery, a 3-cm ruptured aneurysm of the left anterior descending coronary artery was identified. It was successfully bypassed using a saphenous vein graft anastomosed to the ascending aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-83
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Aneurysm
  • Coronary vessel anomalies
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Ruptured

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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