Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Arteryin an Adult

John D. Vossler, Daniel W. Entrikin, Michael D. Quartermain, Neal D. Kon, Ross M. Ungerleider, Yoshio Ootaki


Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital heart defect that usually presents before the age of 1 year. Several surgical options exist for the correction of ALCAPA; however, debate continues regarding the optimal repair technique in adult populations. We report the case of successful surgical repair of ALCAPA with a direct aortic implantation technique in a 44-year-old mother of 4 children.

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