Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery in an adult patient presenting with congestive heart failure


Cetin M., Aksu E., Atik C., Ariturk C. , Karabork O.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.21, ss.786-788, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6072
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.786-788

Özet

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a very rare congenital defect associated with myocardial ischemia, congestive heart failure and death in the early period of life. Therefore, it is uncommon for an ALCAPA patient to survive to adulthood. In this article, we report a 36-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with ALCAPA when we investigated the reason for the left ventricular dysfunction.