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Cardiac tamponade due to rupture of coronary artery fistula to the coronary sinus with giant aneurysm of coronary artery: usefulness of transthoracic echocardiography.
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PMID:  23124933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 68-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of back pain and syncope. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed pericardial effusion, a collapsed right ventricle, a giant aneurysm connected to the coronary sinus, a dilated left main trunk coronary artery, and a dilated left circumflex artery (LCx). Furthermore, there was a coronary artery fistula arising from the LCx that drained into the coronary sinus. We diagnosed cardiac tamponade due to rupture of the coronary artery fistula or giant aneurysm, and successful emergency surgery was performed. Rupture of coronary artery aneurysm or coronary artery fistula is very rare. Transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography was very useful in our case for the diagnosis of cardiac tamponade, giant coronary aneurysm, and coronary artery fistula.
Satoshi Yoshino; Shinichi Minagoe; Bo Yu; Ippei Kosedo; Makoto Yamashita; Munesumi Ishizawa; Mihoko Kono; Manabu Setoguchi; Hitoshi Nakashima; Tatsuru Matsuoka; Shoichi Suehiro; Goichi Yotsumoto; Masafumi Yamashita; Chuwa Tei
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-2573     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
The First Division of Cardiology, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, 8-1 Shiroyama, Kagoshima, 892-0853, Japan.
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