Hemopericardium and cardiac tamponade as presenting findings of anomalous left coronary artery syndrome complicated by transmural myocardial infarction

S. Kaminer, E. Truemper

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Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery most commonly presents in infancy with clinical features of dilated cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure or cardiogenic shock as a result of myocardial ischemia. We report the first presentation of this disorder with hemorrhagic pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade as a result of a transmural myocardial infarction. The list of other causes of hemorrhagic pericardial effusion must now include anomalous left coronary artery syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-200
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996



  • Anomalous left coronary artery syndrome
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pericardial effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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