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An extremely rare case of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery concomitant with noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium in a half marathon runner


Keng-Yi Wu

Shu-Meng Cheng


Article Number: irjmbs.20.004  |   Pages: 13-18  |   Vol.5 (2), April 2020   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/irjmbs.20.004

 Received: January 7, 2020  Accepted: March 3, 2020  Published: April 10, 2020

Abstract

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare coronary anomaly disease in the world. Noncompaction of the left ventricular myocardium (LVNC) is also another rare disease in cardiovascular field. With the progressive clinical symptoms, these patients can not do excessively intense, such as marathon or swimming. Bypass surgery with optimized medications is a good chosen therapy initially. Cardiac transplantation is an actual cured treatment for these patients when they reach the end stage heart failure. Here we report a 22-year-old half-marathon man runner who was survived cardiac arrest secondary to undetected anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) concomitant with LVNC.

Keywords:

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery, noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium, marathon player, cardiac arrest.

How to Cite this Article

Wu KY, Cheng SM(2020).An extremely rare case of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery concomitant with noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium in a half marathon runner.Int. Res. J. Med. Biomed. Sci.5 (2):13-18.

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