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Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery: A Report From the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Registry

Monday, January 13, 2014

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Source Name: World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery


Jeffrey A. Poynter, William G. Williams, Susan McIntyre, Julie A. Brothers, Marshall L. Jacobs and the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society AAOCA Working Group

Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery (AAOCA) is a common congenital heart lesion that may rarely be associated with myocardial ischemia and sudden death in the young. Evidence-based criteria for management are lacking. As of June 2012, 198 patients were enrolled in the CHSS Registry of young patients with AAOCA. Analysis of demographic, clinical and morphologic data suggests that management decisions, including surgical referral, are associated with patient symptoms and coronary morphology.

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