Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What are the variants of anomalous origin of the coronary arteries from the main pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the pathophysiology of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What causes anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the prevalence of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) in the US?

Which patient groups are at highest risk for anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What are the possible complications of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is included in patient education about anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

DDX

How are dilated cardiomyopathy and myocarditis differentiated from anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

How does anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) affect pregnancy?

What are the differential diagnoses for Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the role of ECG in the diagnosis of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the role of radiography in the diagnosis of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the role of cardiovascular MRI in the diagnosis of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the role of echocardiography in the diagnosis of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the role of cardiac catheterization and angiography in the diagnosis of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the role of stop flow angiography in the diagnosis of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

Treatment

How is anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) treated?

What is included in medical care for anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial for patients with anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

Which dietary and activity modifications are used in the treatment of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

What is included in postoperative care following surgery to repair anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery?

Which medications in the drug class Phosphodiesterase Enzyme Inhibitor are used in the treatment of Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery?

Which medications in the drug class Afterload-reducing agents are used in the treatment of Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery?

Which medications in the drug class Diuretics are used in the treatment of Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery?