Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 230--232

Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery - Duped by 2D; saved by color Doppler: Echocardiographic lesson from two cases


Tharakanatha R Yarrabolu, Nazire Ozcelik, Jose Quinones, Matthew D Brown, Duraisamy Balaguru 
 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatrics Cardiology, University of Texas at Houston Medical School and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA

Correspondence Address:
Duraisamy Balaguru
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 6410 Fannin Street, UTPB Suite # 425, Houston, Texas 77030
USA

Echocardiography is an important first-line investigation for detection of anomalous origin of a coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). We report two cases of ALCAPA that illustrate the importance of systematic performance of the echocardiogram, mindful of technical artifacts that may mislead the echocardiographer color Doppler imaging in diagnosis of this condition.


How to cite this article:
Yarrabolu TR, Ozcelik N, Quinones J, Brown MD, Balaguru D. Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery - Duped by 2D; saved by color Doppler: Echocardiographic lesson from two cases.Ann Pediatr Card 2014;7:230-232


How to cite this URL:
Yarrabolu TR, Ozcelik N, Quinones J, Brown MD, Balaguru D. Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery - Duped by 2D; saved by color Doppler: Echocardiographic lesson from two cases. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 28 ];7:230-232
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