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Left Ventricular Outflow Tract-Right Atrial Fistula Following Aortic Valve Replacement.
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PMID:  22762357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract  A 59-year-old male, undergoing outpatient treatment of a sternal wound infection following elective aortic valve replacement surgery, presented with decompensated heart failure. The patient required emergency redo surgery after investigations revealed a left ventricular outflow tract to right atrial fistula due to endocarditis with right ventricular dysfunction. Echocardiography, in particular transesophageal echocardiography, was essential for the diagnosis of this rare event. (J Card Surg 2012;**:1-3).
Authors:
Elsayed Elmistekawy; Sean Dickie; Donna Nicholson; Thierry Mesana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Cardiac Surgery Departments of Anesthesia, Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada.
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