Correction of ALCAPA Syndrome by Borys Todurov’s Team, Heart Institute, Kyiv
For the first time in 61 years, a patient with ALCAPA syndrome received arterial blood in the left coronary artery thanks to the team of the Heart Institute headed by the director of the Institute, Professor Borys Todurov.
ALCAPA syndrome is an abnormal discharge of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Typically, surgeries to correct this syndrome are performed in the first days or weeks after birth, because in such patients the function of discharge is greatly reduced and they die from heart failure.
In this case, the left ventricle was calcined. That is, there probably was a heart attack, there was certainly pronounced ischemia, and the entire left ventricle, the entire front wall, and the back wall were coated with calcium.
The operation was completed successfully, the heart goes. For the first time in 61 years of life, a patient with ALCAPA syndrome received arterial blood in the left coronary artery.