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Diagnosis of the left circumflex coronary artery fistula drainage into the left ventricle by echocardiographic color Doppler flow imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18372064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital coronary fistula is consisted of a communication between a coronary artery and a cardiac chamber or pulmonary vessel. Congenital left coronary artery-left ventricle fistula is uncommon. A 41-year-old female patient admitted to our institution for evaluation of heart murmur etiology. A loud continuous murmur heard at the apex area was detected at auscultation. Echocardiography showed a large fistula draining into the left ventricle apex. Coronary angiography revealed fistula from left circumflex coronary artery to left ventricular cavity. Since the patient was asymptomatic and no concomitant cardiac pathology was detected, we advised endocarditis prophylaxis and medical follow-up.
Aydin Dursun; Recep Demirbag; Ali Yildiz; Yusuf Sezen; I Halil Altiparmak; Remzi Yilmaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2008-03-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  134     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-11     Completed Date:  2010-02-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e85-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis,  ultrasonography*
Coronary Vessels / ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color*
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography*
Vascular Fistula / diagnosis,  ultrasonography*

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