ALCAPA

(redirected from Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery)
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ALCAPA

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. A rarely identified congenital cardiac defect which presents in adulthood as malignant ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.
Management Re-routing of the coronary arteries; cryotherapy to treat the ventricular tachycardia.
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