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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 113-116

Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery: A rare cause of myocardial infarction in children


Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Alkhobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Amer A Lardhi
Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P.O. Box 40051, Al-Khobar 31952
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-1683.74319

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Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from pulmonary artery is a rare congenital heart anomaly. It presents predominantly in infancy with clinical features of myocardial ischemia and/or congestive heart failure. It poses a clinical diagnostic challenge to family physicians and pediatricians as it may present in a way similar to common pediatric conditions such as infantile colic, food intolerance, gastroesophageal reflux, and bronchiolitis. Awareness of this condition is essential for prompt diagnosis and referral to a cardiac center for early surgical intervention and improved prognosis. This article reviews this rare but serious disease in children.


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