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.
Conditions We Treat
The congenital coronary anomalies that we treat include:
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.
If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information.