Coronary artery abnormalities

Elfriede Pahl, Stephen G. Pophal

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Structural abnormalities of the coronary arteries in children occur rarely. Congenital coronary anomalies may occur in isolation, as in anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA), single coronary artery, or coronary artery fistula (CAF). Coronary anomalies may also be associated with certain congenital heart defects, such as tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), transposition of the great arteries, truncus arteriosus (TA), and pulmonary atresia. Although acquired abnormalities of the coronary vessels in children are also rare, they have been identified in Kawasaki disease (KD), as well as in cardiac transplant recipients (i.e., allograft vasculopathy), familial hyperlipidemia, children with chronic renal failure, and patients with acquired immunodeficiency disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Heart Failure
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9780849398575
ISBN (Print)082475929X, 9780824759292
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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