Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery with a large patent ductus arteriosus: Aversion of a catastrophe

Sanjeev Aggarwal, Ralph E. Delius, Michael D. Pettersen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E168-E173
JournalCongenital Heart Disease
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from Pulmonary Artery
  • Echocardiogram
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery with a large patent ductus arteriosus: Aversion of a catastrophe'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this