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Coronary-bronchial artery fistula manifested by hemoptysis and myocardial ischemia in a patient with bronchiectasis.
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PMID:  22363909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A coronary-bronchial artery fistula is a very rare congenital anomaly of the coronary artery whose etiology and pathogenesis have not yet been clarified. Most patients with coronary-bronchial fistulas are asymptomatic; however, some patients present with congestive heart failure, infective endocarditis, myocardial ischemia induced by a coronary steal phenomenon, or rupture of an aneurysmal fistula. Furthermore, patients with a coronary-bronchial artery fistula rarely manifest life-threatening hemoptysis due to the associated bronchiectasis. We report herein the case of a patient with a coronary-bronchial artery fistula who had bronchiectasis and a history of massive hemoptysis and myocardial ischemia.
Woo Surng Lee; Song Am Lee; Hyun Keun Chee; Jae Joon Hwang; Jae Bum Park; Jung Hwa Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Korean journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  2093-6516     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-24     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101563922     Medline TA:  Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-52     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Korea.
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