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, vol.21, no.3, pp.786-788, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6072
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.786-788

Abstract

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.