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Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery with a Large Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Aversion of a Catastrophe.
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PMID:  23095578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We present an infant who had an anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) and a large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), who was diagnosed before a potentially catastrophic closure of PDA. In the presence of normal left ventricular function and the absence of coronary artery collaterals, it is difficult to diagnose ALCAPA. A disproportionate degree of left ventriclular dilation and severity of mitral valve regurgitation relative to the degree of PDA shunt, and echogenic papillary muscles on an echocardiogram should raise a suspicion of coronary artery anomalies. The infant underwent surgical ligation of PDA with translocation of coronary arteries and had an uneventful recovery.
Sanjeev Aggarwal; Ralph E Delius; Michael D Pettersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital heart disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1747-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Heart Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101256510     Medline TA:  Congenit Heart Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Pediatric Cardiology/Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich, USA.
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