Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

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.

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright 2015 Forum Multimedia Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. The material available at this site is for educational purposes only and is NOT intended for any diagnostic, clinically related, or other purpose. Forum Multimedia Publishing, LLC, assumes no responsibility for any use or misuse of this material and makes no warranty or representation of any kind with respect to the material available at this site.