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Acquired aortopulmonary fistula. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9972908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 63-year-old male patient with no prior history of heart disease was admitted in acute heart failure with diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism. 2D-echocardiography and color-Doppler echocardiography showed a severe aortic stenosis associated with an acquired aorto-pulmonary fistula bridging the ascending aorta and the main pulmonary artery. The diagnosis was confirmed by aortography. The patient underwent replacement of the aortic valve with a bileaflet mechanical valve. The fistula was obliterated with a Dacron patch anchored on the edges of its aortic opening. He did well postoperatively and was discharged with no complaint.
G Ferlan; C De Pasquale; M Testini; A Agnino; N Marraudino; G Castellaneta; F Bovenzi; C D'Agostino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-01     Completed Date:  1999-03-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  821-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Cardiosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Arterio-Arterial Fistula* / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Biocompatible Materials
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Middle Aged
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Polyethylene Terephthalates

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