Adult type anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery

Turk J Pediatr. Jan-Mar 2004;46(1):92-4.

Abstract

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a clinical entity characterized by myocardial necrosis which becomes symptomatic shortly after birth; survival beyond infancy is uncommon because of severe left heart failure. To our knowledge, it is rare for an ALCAPA patient to survive to adulthood. Here we present a case of a 17-year-old girl with ALCAPA who was referred to our hospital because of palpitation and dyspnea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnostic imaging*
  • Dyspnea / etiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging