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A Kaleidoscope heart

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Ioannis Ntalas, Dario Freitas, Abigail Gowland, Ronak Rajani

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1017-1018
Number of pages2
Issue number5
Early online date26 Apr 2019
Accepted/In press2 Apr 2019
E-pub ahead of print26 Apr 2019
Published1 May 2019

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In the current manuscript, we report an unusual case of a young 18-year-old woman who survived an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest secondary to Bland-White-Garland syndrome. Her transthoracic echocardiogram showed an abnormal color Doppler flow-pattern within the myocardium indicative of coronary fistulous flow that prompted further evaluation with coronary CT angiography, which confirmed the diagnosis. Our case serves not only as a reminder to consider coronary artery anomalies as a cause of sudden cardiac death in young individuals but also as a prompt to investigate unusual echocardiographic findings with alternative imaging when the diagnosis may not be initially clear.

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