Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA) | Symptoms & Diagnosis

What are the symptoms of ALCAPA?

Symptoms of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) in an infant include:

  • crying or sweating during feeding
  • poor feeding
  • rapid breathing
  • sweating
  • symptoms of pain or distress (these are often mistaken for signs of colic)

Symptoms usually appear within the first few months of a baby's life.

How is ALCAPA diagnosed?

If a doctor thinks your child has ALCAPA, he or she may order tests such as: