Role of Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in Diagnosis of Coronary Anomalies (pages E317–E318)
Alexis Theron, Alexis Jacquier, Eleonore Ravis, Thibault Ronchard, Jean-Yves Gaubert, Dominique Grisoli, Vlad Gariboldi and Frederic Collart
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12751
A 16-year-old man was referred to our institution after a recovered sudden cardiac death supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. A three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) revealed a left anterior descending coronary artery arising from the right coronary sinus with a course between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. After extracorporeal membrane oxygenation weaning, a multidetector computed tomography coronary angiogram scan confirmed the 3DTEE findings. Here, we suggested that 3DTEE can provide a reliable coronary anatomic assessment in some emergency cases when it is not possible to shift the patient out of the ICU.