n SA Journal of Radiology - ALCAPA : the Al Capone of coronary artery anomalies : case report
|Article Title||ALCAPA : the Al Capone of coronary artery anomalies : case report|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Affiliations||1 Steve Biko Academic Hospital and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Sep 2012|
|Pages||100 - 101|
Anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare coronary artery anomaly that presents with myocardial ischaemia or infarction and/or cardiac failure in infants. It is associated with a mortality rate of 90% within the first year of life. Surgical correction to re-establish a two-coronary artery perfusion system is the treatment of choice, once patients are medically stable.
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