Respiratory syncytial viral infection in an infant with unrepaired anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery

Karen Mcclard, Joseph Forbess, Daniel Stromberg, Tia Tortoriello

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Abstract

Abnormal origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare coronary anomaly in children that requires necessary and urgent repair. We report a child who was hospitalized with respiratory failure due respiratory syncytial viral (RSV) infection and was subsequently diagnosed with ALCAPA. Aggressive treatment for RSV included synagis and nebulized ribavirin prior to surgical repair. After waiting 4 weeks for the RSV infection to resolve, she underwent successful left coronary artery reimplantation on hospital day 27 and has regained normal left ventricular size and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
JournalCongenital Heart Disease
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

Keywords

  • Anomalous Left Coronary Artery
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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