What is anomalous coronary artery repair?

Also known as: ALCAPA repair.

Anomalous coronary artery repair is a surgery performed to repair a heart problem known as anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA).  In this defect, the left coronary artery, which supplies oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle, is abnormal in form; the left coronary artery arises from the pulmonary artery instead of from the aorta.

It is a very rare defect that is present at birth and affects boys and girls equally, but it may not be diagnosed till later in life.

Reviewed by: Bhavi Patel, DO

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