The role of multimodal imaging in the diagnosis of an asymptomatic patient with congenital anomaly

Raluca Tomoaia, Adrian Molnar, Ruxandra Ștefana Beyer, Alexandra Dădârlat-Pop, Florina Frîngu, Diana Gurzau, Gelu Simu, Ioan Alexandru Minciună, Bogdan Caloian, Dumitru Zdrenghea, Dana Pop


Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) syndrome is a rare congenital coronary anomaly, which can cause potentially fatal complications, such as heart failure, myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death. Only a few patients left untreated survive to adulthood. We highlight the importance of multimodal imaging in the diagnosis of ALCAPA syndrome in a young asymptomatic female patient with inducible ischemia on exercise. The patient was successfully treated with surgery


multimodal imaging; ALCAPA; coronary angiography; echocardiography

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