A Rare Cause of Respiratory Distress in the Emergency Department Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery

Ozdemir R., Karadeniz C., Demirpence S., Doksoz O., Yozgat Y., Mese T.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.31, no.5, pp.357-359, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pec.0000000000000426
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.357-359
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is the most common cause of myocardial ischemia and infarction in children and infants. Most of the affected individuals become symptomatic, owing to dilated cardiomyopathy during the infant period. Because of congestive heart failure, pulmonary congestion and respiratory distress can be seen. Herein, we report a 35-day-old infant with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery who presented with respiratory distress and dilated cardiomyopathy to draw attention to this rare surgically treatable anomaly.