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Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery detected by echocardiography in an asymptomatic adult.
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PMID:  23318854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital malformation. It is unusual for an ALCAPA patient to survive to adulthood. We present a case of an asymptomatic 54-year-old woman with this syndrome in which visualization of a markedly enlarged and tortuous right coronary artery and intercoronary collaterals by echocardiography raises suspicion for this disease and subsequently guides a step-by-step diagnosis. The patient lives well without surgery 3 years after diagnosis.
Authors:
Zhuang Tian; Li-Gang Fang; Yong-Tai Liu; Shu-Yang Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College, China.
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