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Hypoplastic coronary artery disease: report of one case
  1. N Amabile,
  2. A Fraisse,
  3. J Quilici
  1. Département de cardiologie, Hôpital de la Timone, Marseille, France
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Alain Fraisse
    Département de cardiologie, Hôpital de la Timone, 264 rue St Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France;


Hypoplastic coronary artery disease (HCAD) is a rare abnormality with a high rate of sudden death and poor outcome. HCAD was revealed by myocardial infarction in a teenager with objective evidence of silent ischaemia on myocardial scintigraphy. After four years of follow up, he suddenly collapsed during exercise and subsequently died. Although HCAD is very uncommon, it should be actively excluded in children and young adults who experience sudden cardiac death. Aggressive treatment such as implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or heart transplantation may be indicated for this rare coronary abnormality.

  • congenital coronary abnormality
  • myocardial infarction
  • paediatric patients
  • sudden cardiac death

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