ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Anomalous coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery: a report of four cases
Özben Ceylan1, Utku Arman Örün1, Murat Koç2, Senem Özgür1, Vehbi Doğan1, Selmin Karademir1, Mahmut Keskin1, Osman Yılmaz1
1Dr. Sami Ulus Kadın Doğum, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Pediyatrik Kardiyoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Dr. Sami Ulus Kadın Doğum, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Pediyatrik Kardiyovasküler Cerrahi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6469
Anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation with a mortality rate of up to 90%, if left untreated within the first year of life. Symptoms and signs usually occur in early infancy when pulmonary vascular resistance drops and the left coronary artery flow is reduced. In this article, clinical signs and diagnostic and treatment methods for four cases who were diagnosed in our clinic were presented.
Keywords : Coronary artery anomalies; dilated cardiomyopathy; echocardiography; Takeuchi procedure
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