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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 156, Issue 10, pp 751–753 | Cite as

Progressive left main coronary artery obstruction leading to myocardial infarction in a child with Williams syndrome

  • D. Bonnet
  • V. Cormier
  • E. Villain
  • P. Bonhoeffer
  • J. Kachaner
CARDIOLOGY

Abstract

We report a 3-year-old child with Williams syndrome in whom the first vascular feature of the syndrome was a myocardial infarction related to the occlusion of the left main coronary artery trunk. This coronary artery occlusion was not associated with supravalvular aortic stenosis.

Conclusion This report emphazises that acute vascular events related to systemic artery anomalies may reveal Williams syndrome.

Key words Williams syndrome Coronary artery Myocardial infarction 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Bonnet
    • 1
  • V. Cormier
    • 2
  • E. Villain
    • 1
  • P. Bonhoeffer
    • 1
  • J. Kachaner
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Cardiologie Pédiatrique, Hôpital Necker/Enfants-Malades, 149, rue de Sèvres, F-75743 Paris Cedex 15, France, Tel.: 33 1 44 49 43 49, Fax: 33 1 44 49 43 40FR
  2. 2.Service de Génétique et Unité de Recherches sur les Handicaps Génétiques de l′Enfant INSERM U-393, Hôpital Necker/Enfants-Malades, Paris

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