Sudden Death After Myocardial Infarction in a High-School Athlete
This is an unusual case of ischemic heart disease occurring in a young female athlete, aged 14 years, in whom almost the entire posterior wall of the left ventricle was affected. The patient collapsed and died suddenly after a vigorous physical activity while resting at home. The ischemic lesion was apparently owing to right orifice stenosis in association with a small hypoplastic right coronary artery.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Pathology, Democritus University of Thrace, Medical School, Alexandroupolis, Greece 2: Department of Forensic Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Medical School, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
Publication date: 2010-09-01