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


Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatrics Cardiology, University of Texas at Houston Medical School and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA

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Duraisamy Balaguru
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 6410 Fannin Street, UTPB Suite # 425, Houston, Texas 77030
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.140862

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

 

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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.






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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
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.140862

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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.






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