Which dietary and activity modifications are used in the treatment of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA)?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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No specific postoperative dietary restrictions are usually necessary.

Activity restrictions are directly related to the severity of left ventricular dysfunction and postoperative mitral valve insufficiency. No specific activity recommendations are necessary because the majority of patients are infants. For patients who are able to participate in exercise or competitive sports or those with residual postoperative hemodynamic problems, consider recommending avoidance of significant isometric activities.


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