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Coronary venous aneurysms and accessory atrioventricular connections.
  1. S Y Ho,
  2. G Russell,
  3. E Rowland
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Cardiothoracic Institute, London.


    Histological investigation of a heart with aneurysmal malformation of the anterior cardiac vein showed atypical accessory atrioventricular pathways that could have been the basis for bypass tracts and ventricular pre-excitation. Review of other cases with coronary sinus or venous aneurysms showed a striking association with sudden death. Such malformations may not be as benign as previously thought.

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