Coronary Artery Anomalies Program

The Coronary Artery Anomalies Program at Lurie Children’s is dedicated to the diagnosis and ongoing monitoring of children with coronary artery anomalies.


Gathering Data to Help Future AAOCA Patients

Our team is part of a national consortium of pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who are pooling their data on the outcomes of thousands of AAOCA patients through the support of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society. As more data is collected, these physician-scientists will be able to establish a baseline decision-making model, which will help them predict the best course of treatment for patients, depending on the child’s specific condition and symptoms.

What to Expect

Our program identifies children with anomalous aortic origins of the right coronary arteries and helps their families and doctors determine the best course of treatment. Our team will analyze the patient’s test results and examinations, and decide whether surgical intervention is needed  and when it should ideally be performed, if necessary.

If the testing shows that the child has a coronary artery anomaly, our physicians will make appropriate recommendations for ongoing care, often consulting with other experts around the country as needed.

Appointments

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS.DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information.

In addition to in-person visits, we now offer telemedicine visits via video or phone. Some appointments will still require you to be seen in-person, but your physician and care team will let you know if a telemedicine appointment is available.

Specialists

Our team is made up of cardiologists, medical imaging specialists and cardiovascular surgeons.

Cardiologists​

Medical Imaging Specialists

Cardiovascular Surgeons

Heart Center Family Resource Guide

To help prepare families for their care with Lurie Children's Heart Center, we have compiled a list of resources that may be of use throughout treatment — whether it's getting ready for an inpatient stay or outpatient visit, or learning more about the support services available to patients and families.

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