Journal of Structural Heart Disease, April 2016, Volume 2, Issue 2:58-60
Pitfalls of Echocardiography Diagnosis of Anomalous Origin of Left Coronary Artery from the Main Pulmonary Artery
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
A 14-year-old female was referred by her pediatrician for evaluation of chest pain. Most of her chest pain was experienced during school gym class, limiting her participation. No history of syncope was found. She had never been to the emergency room with chest pain. She has always been in good health. Physical examination was normal. A 2D echocardiogram was misleading; however, a color flow Doppler echocardiogram confirmed the diagnosis of anomalous origin of the coronary artery from the main pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). She underwent successful surgical correction with excellent results.
Cite this article as: Schultz K, Agarwala B. Pitfalls of Echocardiography Diagnosis of Anomalous Origin of Left Coronary Artery from the Main Pulmonary Artery. Structural Heart Disease 2016;2(2):58-60. DOI: 10.12945/j.jshd.2016.001.14
You must be registered and logged in to leave comments.
There have been no comments posted yet
All comments will be screened and reviewed before posting. Statements, opinions, and results of studies published in Journal of Structural Heart Disease are those of the authors and do not reflect the policy or position of The Journal and Science International and the Editorial Board and provides no warranty as to their accuracy or reliability. Material is copyrighted and owned by Science International and cannot be used without expressed permission.