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Early detection of anomalous origin of left coronary artery from the right pulmonary artery after successful repair of critical coarctation of the aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19960190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular (LV) function is impaired by increased afterload in neonates with severe coarctation of the aorta, which may result in endocardial fibroelastosis. Repair of the coarctation usually solves the problem, with LV function normalizing after a few weeks. This report describes a patient who underwent successful repair of critical coarctation with normalization of LV function despite signs of endocardial fibroelastosis but with persisting elevation of cardiac troponin T. Cardiac catheterization showed the rare coincidence of anomalous origin of left coronary artery from the right pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) and coronary sinus orifice atresia with left superior vena cava.
Levent Celik; Vera Becker; Dieter Hammel; Jan-Hendrik N?rnberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-08     Completed Date:  2010-05-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department for Congenital Heart Disease/Pediatric Cardiology, Klinikum Links der Weser, Senator Wessling Strasse 1, 28277 Bremen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Coarctation*
Biological Markers / metabolism
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Sinus / abnormalities*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis*
Early Diagnosis
Endocardial Fibroelastosis / diagnosis*
Heart Catheterization
Infant, Newborn
Troponin T / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Troponin T

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