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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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GUTIERREZ, Jaiber et al. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery: a series of cases. Rev. Colom. Cardiol. [online]. 2009, vol.16, n.3, pp.112-117. ISSN 0120-5633.

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a congenital cardiac anomaly with low incidence and a broad clinical spectrum. Its main form of presentation is congestive heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy. We reviewed clinical histories and collected 5 consecutive ALCAPA cases; its clinical symptoms, diagnosis and treatment were described. All five patients were discharged in better clinical conditions and continue attending to periodic medical follow-up. These cases illustrate the ALCAPA as part of the differential diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy.

Keywords : ALCAPA; heart failure; congenital heart diseas.

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