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Leg oedema and exertional dyspnea due to aortocaval fistula complicating an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15094007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aortocaval fistula (ACF) represents a rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) that may lead to hyperdynamic heart failure. We briefly describe a 58-year-old man with an old myocardial infarction, who developed leg oedema and worsening exertional dyspnea due to ACF complicating an AAA. This uncommon case highlights that an appropriate investigation for AAA and ACF should be performed in high-risk patients presenting with a history of worsening leg oedema and dyspnea in the absence of an obvious precipitating factor.
Pavlos Karanikis; Panagiotis Korantzopoulos; Anthi Theodorou; John Tsimoyiannis; Konstantinos Siogas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-19     Completed Date:  2004-08-05     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / abnormalities*
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*,  surgery
Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Dyspnea / etiology*
Edema / etiology*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods
Vena Cava, Inferior / abnormalities*

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