CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2021; 10(01): e9-e10
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721470
Case Report: Cardiac

Anomalous Origin of the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery in an Adult

Keisuke Shibagaki
1  Department of Cardiac Surgery, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan
,
Chikara Shiiku
2  Department of cardiovascular surgery, National Obihiro Hospital, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
,
Hiroyuki Kamiya
1  Department of Cardiac Surgery, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan
,
Yoichi Kikuchi
2  Department of cardiovascular surgery, National Obihiro Hospital, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
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Abstract

An anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital heart disease. Among the variants, an anomalous origin of the left anterior descending coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALADPA) is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of ALADPA in an adult that was treated with coronary artery bypass grafting using the left internal thoracic artery.



Publication History

Received: 07 July 2020

Accepted: 13 October 2020

Publication Date:
19 January 2021 (online)

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