Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery; ALCAPA; ALCAPA syndrome; Bland-White-Garland syndrome. Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a heart defect in which the left coronary artery (which carries blood to the heart muscle) is connected to the pulmonary artery instead of to the aorta. This patient presented with effort intolerance and murmur. LCAPA can be diagnosed in an infant. However, this defect may not be diagnosed until someone is a child or adult. Also evident in this image are RCA to LCA collaterals. Dilated coronaries.
Contributed by Dr Rakesh Gopal , Apollo hospital Chennai
(Consultant Interventional Cardiologist)
Studied Interventional Cardiology at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, October 27, 2011 Rating: