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Recovery of cardiomegaly after treatment of traumatic popliteal arteriovenous fistula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19075519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Circulatory distress can occur in the long term after the formation of a traumatic arteriovenous fistula (AVF), but cardiac failure rarely occurs in a patient with an AVF in the lower extremity. The present patient underwent surgery to treat a traumatic popliteal AVF 9 years after sustaining the injury. Although the patient was asymptomatic with regard to cardiac circulation, cardiomegaly was noted and it resolved promptly after the surgical treatment. Cardiac insufficiency should be borne in mind even when a patient is asymptomatic because young patients have a high tolerance for cardiac overload.
Shunya Shindo; Yoshihiro Honda; Masatake Katsu; Shigeaki Kaga; Hidenori Inoue; Masahiko Matsumoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1346-9843     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-25     Completed Date:  2009-06-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137683     Medline TA:  Circ J     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  776-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Chuo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Cardiomegaly* / etiology
Lower Extremity / radiography,  surgery
Wounds and Injuries / complications,  radiography,  surgery*

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