Four cases of the anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery

Y. Toda, M. Takeuchi, K. Morita, K. Oe, T. Iwasaki, N. Taga, M. Kosaka, M. Hirakawa

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Abstract

We report perioperative management of 4 patients with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. This report involves with 3 infant cases and an adult. Two infants underwent coronary reimplantation procedure and Takeuchi's method was performed on the other infant. In all infant cases, mitral valve plasty was performed to correct mitral regurgitation secondary to papillary muscle dysfunction. The adult patient underwent CABG with ligation of LCA. General anesthesia was performed with high doses of fentanyl in all cases. We employed a relatively high Pa(CO2) and low F(IO2) in order to maintain a high pulmonary vascular resistance. It aims to decrease the incidence of left to right shunt. We used epinephrine to wean one infant and the adult from cardiopulmonary bypass. Perioperative course was uneventful with the use of catecholamines and high doses of vasodilators for left ventricular dysfunction and coronary perfusion under mechanical ventilation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1231-1234
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume49
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 27 2000

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Toda, Y., Takeuchi, M., Morita, K., Oe, K., Iwasaki, T., Taga, N., Kosaka, M., & Hirakawa, M. (2000). Four cases of the anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology, 49(11), 1231-1234.