A Rare Case of ALCAPA and Rheumatic Mitral Valve Regurgitation in an Adult Patient

Authors

  • Francesco Formica
  • Pietro Amigoni
  • Silvia Mariani
  • Andrea Coppadoro
  • Serena Mariani
  • Giovanni Paolini

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.2014354

Abstract

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary artery defect leading to sudden cardiac death. Diagnosis is made after the onset of symptoms, mainly in the pediatric population. We describe an uncommon presentation of ALCAPA and rheumatic mitral valve regurgitation, diagnosed by a coronary 64-CT scan performed before a planned mitral valve repair operation.

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Published

2014-11-03

How to Cite

Formica, F., Amigoni, P., Mariani, S., Coppadoro, A., Mariani, S., & Paolini, G. (2014). A Rare Case of ALCAPA and Rheumatic Mitral Valve Regurgitation in an Adult Patient. The Heart Surgery Forum, 17(5), E250-E252. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.2014354

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