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Left circumflex coronary artery to left atrial fistula in a patient with mitral regurgitation after excision of a left atrial myxoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11722076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acquired coronary artery to left atrial fistulas are rare and previously only described in mitral stenosis associated with left atrial thrombus or coronary arteriosclerosis. We present the case of a patient who developed a left circumflex coronary artery to left atrial fistula associated with mitral regurgitation 12 years after excision of a left atrial myxoma. This was successfully ligated at the time of mitral valve replacement.
A C Burns; S Osula; A Harley; A Rashid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-27     Completed Date:  2002-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1732-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Cardiothoracic Centre-Liverpool NHS Trust, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / etiology*
Coronary Disease / etiology*
Fistula / etiology*
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms / surgery*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology*
Myxoma / surgery*
Postoperative Complications / etiology*
Vascular Fistula / etiology*

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