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ALCAPA in an adult with preserved left ventricular function.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12696764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is the most common congenital coronary artery defect. Left uncorrected, nearly 90% of patients will die within one year. Without surgical repair, surviving patients are subjected to risks of myocardial ischemia with global cardiomyopathy, chronic mitral regurgitation, and sudden death. We report a case of ALCAPA in a 23-year-old female with completely preserved left ventricular function. This article reviews the mechanism of this unusual presentation as well as the therapeutic options for adults presenting with ALCAPA.
Craig H Selzman; Michael A Zimmerman; David N Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2003 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-16     Completed Date:  2003-07-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / physiopathology*,  surgery
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  surgery
Ventricular Function, Left*

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