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Aorto-right atrial fistula: Late complication of tricuspid valve infective endocarditis.
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PMID:  25349657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Abnormal connections between the ascending aorta and the cardiac chambers are rare, especially in the context of right-sided infective endocarditis (IE). Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) with color-flow Doppler, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), or both may be required for diagnosis. We present the case of a woman admitted with right-sided heart failure (HF) symptoms. She had a previous history of tricuspid valve IE 30 years ago. TTE and TEE revealed an aorto-right atrium fistula located just under the non-coronary cusp into the right atrium at the level of the previously affected tricuspid valve. The Patient refused surgery and was discharged home on HF medications. She has been stable for the last 3 years. The peculiarity of this case is the late symptomatic presentation of the aorto-atrial fistula and the unusual association to tricuspid valve IE.
Authors:
Pedro A Villablanca; Shashvat Sukhal; Oscar Maitas; Afiachuukwu Onuegbu; Juan M Muñoz-Peña; Ajay Joseph; Carlos Requena; Divyanshu Mohananey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of cardiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1949-8462     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-28     Completed Date:  2014-10-28     Revised Date:  2014-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101537090     Medline TA:  World J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1122-6     Citation Subset:  -    
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