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- Shruti Hegde, MDa,∗ (, )
- Jennifer Bell, MDa,
- Benoy Zachariah, MDb,
- Emani Sitaram, MDc and
- Michael Maysky, MDa
- aDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, Massachusetts
- bDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Good Samaritan Hospital, Brockton, Massachusetts
- cDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Shruti Hegde, Cardiovascular Division, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, 736 Cambridge Street, Brighton, Massachusetts 02135.
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital defect and usually diagnosed within the first 2 months of life. Only 10% of patients survive to adulthood largely in part to the formation of extensive collaterals from the right to left coronary arteries. We present a case of ALCAPA diagnosed in an asymptomatic adult through a transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
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- Received February 18, 2020.
- Accepted March 19, 2020.
- 2020 The Authors