Surgical Repair of Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery Arising From the Left Pulmonary Artery

Masamichi Ono, Heidi Goerler, Dietmar Boethig, Thomas Breymann

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Abstract

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital anomaly. We report an extremely uncommon variety of ALCAPA, in which the left coronary artery arose from the left pulmonary artery in a patient who presented with severe heart failure in early infancy. After direct reimplantation of the left coronary artery into the ascending aorta, the patient's cardiac function recovered successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-276
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

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