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Acquired left coronary artery fistula draining to the cardiac vein system after acute myocardial infarction revealed by CT scan.
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PMID:  21872131     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is a congenital condition characterized by a pathological communication between a coronary artery and a systemic vein or one of the cardiac chambers. Iatrogenic CAFs were reported to develop secondary to the rupture of coronary aneurysm. Instances of acquired CAF draining into the cardiac chambers have been described after acute myocardial infarction. Angiography is the gold standard in diagnosing CAF. We describe the case of a patient who developed a fistula draining into the middle cardiac vein on the posterior interventricular sulcus, after acute myocardial infarction, revealed by CT scan.
Salvatore Cassese; Plinio Cirillo; Santo Dellegrottaglie; Federico Piscione; Massimo Chiariello
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical imaging     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1873-4499     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Imaging     Publication Date:    2011 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911831     Medline TA:  Clin Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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