An unusual combination of an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) and a right coronary artery system with two separate ostia from the aorta in an adult

Yuliya Kats, Pallavi Solanki, Alfonso H. Waller, Pierre D. Maldjian, Kamran Hamirani, Steve C. Tsai, Vivek Dhruva, Marc Klapholz, Muhamed Saric

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Abstract

We describe a patient with an infrequent combination of variants in both the right and the left coronary arterial ostia, namely a combination of two separate right coronary artery (RCA) ostia from the aorta, and an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). To our knowledge, such a combination has not been previously reported. Based on published statistics for individual variants, such a combination is expected to occur approximately once for every 500,000 to one million live births. ALCAPA and dual RCA anatomy was characterized in our patient by echocardiography, conventional angiography, and multidetector computed tomography before and after Takeuchi repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E13-E17
JournalEchocardiography
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Anomalous coronary artery
  • Computed tomography
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Myocardial ischemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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