Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Case Report| Volume 32, ISSUE 12, P1576.e1-1576.e3, December 2016

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Surgical Treatment of an Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery in a Sexagenarian Woman

Published:December 27, 2015DOI:


      Late presentation of an anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is uncommon because patients rarely survive past infancy. We present a case of symptomatic ALCAPA associated with decreased myocardial contractility in a 68-year-old woman. The patient underwent reimplantation of the left coronary artery in the aortic root.


      Le tableau clinique tardif d’une origine anormale de l’artère coronaire gauche à partir de l’artère pulmonaire (ALCAPA : anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery) est peu fréquent puisque les patients survivent rarement au-delà de la petite enfance. Nous présentons un cas d’ALCAPA symptomatique associé à la diminution de la contractilité myocardique chez une femme de 68 ans. La patiente a subi une réimplantation de l’artère coronaire gauche sur la racine aortique.
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