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Giant aneurysmal fistula of the left main coronary artery to the right atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23092670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 42-year-old woman presented to our outpatient department with complaints of atypical chest pain and palpitation. On physical examination, the patient's blood pressure was 140/95 mm Hg, and there was a systolic cardiac murmur on the left sternal border. A transthoracic echocardiography examination was performed, and a left-to-right shunt ratio (Qp/Qs) of approximately 1.5 was detected. Computed tomography angiography and coronary angiography examinations confirmed the presence of a large fistula between the left main coronary artery and the right atrium, with giant aneurysm formation and an intact right coronary artery. Surgical closure of the shunt was performed with a good final result.
Authors:
Negar Salehi; Niloofar Samiei; Hamidreza Pouraliakbar; Ali Hossein Sabet; Anoushiravan Vakili-Zarch
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E292-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Interventional Cardiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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