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Coronary artery fistula associated with mitral valve endocarditis.
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PMID:  23173857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract  Coronary artery fistulas are rare, and the further development of mitral valvular insufficiency and endocarditis is even more uncommon. We report a case of endocarditis secondary to a congenital coronary artery fistula arising from the right coronary artery and draining into the left ventricle. Vegetations were found on the mitral valve leaflet. The fistula was successfully treated with surgery, and the endocarditis, with antibiotic therapy. Surgical repair is the optimal treatment for coronary artery fistula, even in asymptomatic patients. (J Card Surg 2012;27:714-715).
Meng Shi; Yiqing Wang; Liewen Pang; Jiechun Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  714-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Huashan Hospital, Affiliated with Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
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