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Aborted sudden cardiac death associated with an anomalous right coronary artery
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    . Aborted sudden cardiac death associated with an anomalous right coronary artery

    I thank Dr. Veloso for his comments regarding our case report [1]. Directly from the consensus statement he cites [2], his opinion is valuable, but feel that aborted sudden death conveys a better picture due to successful resuscitation with CPR and defibrillation, a description already used by other authors [3].

    Rienzi A Diaz, MD, FACC, EACVI, Professor of Cardiology

    References: 1) Diaz RA, Valdes J. A...

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    The expression "aborted sudden cardiac death" should be avoided.

    I read with interest the case reported by Diaz and Valdez (1) regarding a patient who was successfully resuscitated from ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest while running in a marathon race. The patient had a posterior diagnosis of anomalous right coronary artery arising from the aorta above the left sinus of Valsalva that subsequently runs between the aorta and the pulmonary artery, discovered by a 64-slice multidet...

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