ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery in an adult patient presenting wit congestive heart failure
Mustafa Çetin1, Ekrem Aksu1, Cem Atik2, Cem Arıtürk2, Orhan Karabörk2
1Kahramanmaraş Devlet Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Kliniği, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6072
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a very rare congenital defect associated with myocardial ischemia, congestive heart failure and death in the early period of life. Therefore, it is uncommon for an ALCAPA patient to survive to adulthood. In this article, we report a 36-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with ALCAPA when we investigated the reason for the left ventricular dysfunction.
Keywords : Birth defects; coronary angiography; congestive heart failure
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