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Coronary artery-pulmonary artery fistula in a heart-transplanted patient.
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PMID:  19749198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 64-year-old-man underwent routine elective right-left heart catheterization, 1 year after cardiac transplantation for terminal ischaemic cardiomyopathy. Surprisingly, selective coronary angiography disclosed coronary-pulmonary artery fistula with three feeding vessels originating from the proximal right coronary artery, the proximal portion of the left anterior descending artery, the circumflexus artery, and the left main coronary artery, draining into the pulmonary trunk. For this particular patient, without any significant cardiac complaints or symptoms, with normal cardiac dimensions and haemodynamic findings, a conservative approach was decided on.
Tom Vermeulen; Steven Haine; Bernard P Paelinck; Inez E Rodrigus; Christiaan J Vrints; Viviane M Conraads
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-05     Completed Date:  2011-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Antwerp University Hospital, Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 Edegem, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Arterio-Arterial Fistula / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vessels / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Catheterization
Heart Transplantation*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*,  ultrasonography

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