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Gender-related differences in octogenarians with congenital coronary artery fistula: a report of two cases and a review.
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PMID:  21960176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
AIM: To highlight gender-related differences in octogenarians with a congenital coronary artery fistula (CAF).
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present two elderly female patients with a congenital fistula, a septuagenarian and a nonagenarian, and review the world literature between 1954-2010.
RESULTS: The septuagenarian patient presented with easy fatigability and the nonagenarian patient with acute myocardial infarction contralaterally to the fistula. Coronary angiography (CAG) demonstrated a coronary-pulmonary artery fistula (CPF). The nonagenarian patient underwent percutaneous coronary intervention of the right coronary artery. CAG revealed a CPF associated with a huge multiple aneurysmal formation. Data from 57 mainly symptomatic patients with a mean age of 75.3 years (range 70-87 years) were collected. The cohort was subdivided into female (mean age 84.3 years) and male (mean age 75.2 years) subgroups and compared with each other. Multi-origin (bilateral and multilateral) was prevalent in females, 40% versus 12% in males. Aneurysmal formation was found in females and males in 40% and 18%, respectively. Ethnicity was 65% Caucasian and 35% Asian. Multi-origin fistulas were prevalent in the Asian (45%) compared with the Caucasian (11%) subset.
CONCLUSIONS: A septuagenarian and a nonagenarian female patient with congenital CAF are presented. On reviewing the literature, important differences were found between elderly females and males with congenital CAF.
S A M Said; E M Koomen; J S Bos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1876-6250     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth Heart J     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-22     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2011-12-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095458     Medline TA:  Neth Heart J     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-30     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, ZGT location Hengelo, Hengelo, the Netherlands,
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