ALCAPA

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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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The role of myocardial viability assessed by perfusion/F-18 FDG imaging in children with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery.
Two congenital coronary abnormalities affecting heart function: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery and congenital left main coronary artery atresia.
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (Bland-White-Garland syndrome) in adult patients: long-term follow-up after surgery.
Long-term results of repair of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery.
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery was first reported by Bland, White and Garland in 1933 and this malformation was named Bland- White-Garland syndrome.
Clinical features and long-term prognosis of patients with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery.
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