ALCAPA Syndrome (Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery): A case report

Atanasov, Zvonko and Veljanovska, Lidija and Bozinovska, Biljana and Milev, Ivan and Idrizi, Spend and Ampova, Vilma and Mitrev, Zan (2010) ALCAPA Syndrome (Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery): A case report. 4th Macedonian Cardiology Congress. p. 130.

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Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)Syndrome is a rare development anomaly of the coronary arteries. ALCAPA was first described in 1866. The first clinical description in conjunction with autopsy findings was described by Bland and colleagues in 1933, so the anomaly is also called Bland-White-Garland syndrome.1 In 1962, Fontana and Edwards reported a series of 58 post mortem specimens that demonstrated that most patients had died at a young age. 2 There are two types of AlCAPA syndrome: Infant type and adult type Rarely, ALCAPA syndrome manifests in adults. when it may be an Important cause of sudden cardiac death. The development of ECG gated MDCT coronary angiography enables accurate non-Invasive
imaging and direct visualization of the left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Lidija Veljanovska
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 13:52
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2013 08:48

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