Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery presenting as dilated cardiomyopathy [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(5): 448-450 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2013.46020

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery presenting as dilated cardiomyopathy

Ali Rahmi Bakiler1, Kayı Eliaçık1, Seda Köse1, Yüksel Atay2
1Department of Pediatrics, Cardiology Subdivision, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Aegean University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital anomaly and one of the causes of myocardial ischemia. It often presents with atypical signs and symptoms, especially in childhood. In this case report, an 11-year-old girl presented with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in our clinic and was followed for 5 years, echocardiography (ECHO) showed multiple left to right shunts on the interventricular septum (IVS) the confirmation of which was done by multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and coronary angiography. Therefore, we suggest that ALCAPA be suspected in patients diagnosed with DCM.

Keywords: dilated cardiomyopathy, coronary artery anomaly

How to cite this article
Ali Rahmi Bakiler, Kayı Eliaçık, Seda Köse, Yüksel Atay. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery presenting as dilated cardiomyopathy. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(5): 448-450

Corresponding Author: Kayı Eliaçık, Türkiye
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