Surgical repair of naturally palliated anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the right pulmonary artery
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary arteries is a rare and life-threatening defect, usually needing prompt surgical correction during infancy. We describe the case of a young asymptomatic patient with this defect who underwent surgical reimplantation despite the absence of signs of myocardial ischemia, due to the presence of proximal stenosis of the anomalous coronary artery.(Published Online August 15 2006)
(Accepted April 27 2001)
Key Words: Coronary anomaly; myocardial ischemia; coronary transfer; stenosis.
c1 Correspondence to: Fernando M. Picchio, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Bologna, Policlinico S.Orsola, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy. Tel: +39 51 6364479; Fax: +39 51 344859; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org