Bifid cardiac apex and high take off: an unusual association in a case of sudden death

Debora De Bartolo, Ester De Luca, Vincenzo Arena*, Francesco Ausania, Luis Maximilian Buja, Pietrantonio Ricci

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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Bifid cardiac apex is a very rare finding in human and its presence is generally associated with other heart defects. We present the case of an 11-year old boy, with a positive family history for sudden cardiac death, who died while he was playing with his friends. An autopsy was performed, and on gross examination, bifid cardiac apex and high take off of right coronary artery were found. Furthermore, on histological examination, signs of myo-pericarditis were observed. This is, at our knowledge, the first case in literature in which bifid cardiac apex is associated with a high take off of right coronary artery.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)512-514
Numero di pagine3
RivistaCardiovascular Pathology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016


  • 2734
  • Autopsy
  • Bifid cardiac apex
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Child
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sudden cardiac death


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