Anomalous Left Coronary Artery Arising from the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA)

Anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a very serious but rare abnormality in the arteries feeding blood to the muscles of the heart.

Most patients with this condition show signs in infancy or childhood and many die in their first year. Few patients show no symptoms and survive to adulthood.

Surgical treatments do exist if the anomaly is diagnosed in time.