Title: A 72 year old woman with ALCAPA
Authors: Fierens, C ×
Budts, Werner
Denef, B
Van de Werf, Frans #
Issue Date: Jan-2000
Publisher: BMJ Pub. Group
Series Title: Heart vol:83 issue:1 pages:E2
Abstract: ALCAPA syndrome (anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery), which causes the left coronary artery to grow with an anomalous origin from the pulmonary artery, is a rare disease which may result in myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and sometimes death during the early infantile period. A 72 year old woman with ALCAPA syndrome is presented. The asymptomatic patient presented with a cardiac murmur which was discovered during a routine check up for a gynaecological intervention. Coronary cineangiography established the diagnosis. Although surgical correction is the usual treatment for such cases, medical treatment was preferred for this patient because she was asymptomatic without clinical signs of heart failure.
ISSN: 1355-6037
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiology
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