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Ghaemi H R, Zamani H, Babazadeh K, Navaeifar M R. Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA): a case series and review of literature. J. Pediatr. Rev. 2020; 8 (2) :7-7
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1- Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Pediatric Cardiologist, Modarres Teaching Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Non-communicable Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
4- Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran , dr.navaifar@gmail.com
Abstract:   (565 Views)
Introduction: Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare Cardiovascular Disease presented with an incidence of 1:300000 live births.
Case Presentation: In this manuscript, four cases of ALCAPA in infancy were described. Two infants were presented with respiratory distress and two with heart a murmur. Their coronary artery was derived from the pulmonary artery. Two of them died, one after surgical procedure and one before surgical intervention. Of remained cases, one of them had a good surgical outcome and another was missed in follow up.
A brief review was done on case reports of ALCAPA in children. Eighteen manuscripts were found including 201 pediatric cases.
Conclusions: The vast majority of affected children will die within the first year of life if ALCAPA is not diagnosed and treated correctly.
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Type of Study: Case Report and Review of Literature | Subject: Pediatric Cardiology
Received: 2019/06/16 | Accepted: 2019/09/7 | Published: 2019/12/30

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