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Congestive heart failure due to traumatic arteriovenous fistula--two case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14565641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arteriovenous fistulas are abnormal connections between the high-pressure and high-resistance arterial system and the venous system with opposite features. Due to its lower resistance, the blood preferentially flows via the fistula rather than through the capillary bed. The amount of shunt flow depends on its size and proximity to the heart. Due to the increase in circulating volume, progressive dilation develops in the whole vascular system proximal to the shunt. Cardiomegaly and venous distention may return to normal after surgical repair of this vascular abnormality. Two cases are presented of heart failure due to traumatic arteriovenous fistula, one of which was between the right renal artery and inferior vena cava and the other between the left renal artery and renal vein.
Mahmut Cakmak; Nazmiye Cakmak; Erdinc Arikan; Ahmet Sert; Ayse Emre Say; Birsen Ersek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-20     Completed Date:  2003-11-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  625-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Siyami Ersek Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / complications*
Heart Failure / etiology*
Renal Artery / injuries
Renal Veins / injuries
Vena Cava, Inferior / injuries
Wounds, Stab / complications*

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