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Ruptured pseudoaneurysm of aortic root graft into the pulmonary artery as a cause of severe heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12763556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 52-year-old man presented with heart failure of 1 month duration. He had undergone aortic valve and root replacement 30 months before admission. A continuous murmur was heard in the second intercostal space at the parasternal border. Aortography showed a pseudoaneurysm surrounding the aorta, whereas color Doppler study revealed flow from the central aorta to the pseudoaneurysm and flow from the pseudoaneurysm to the pulmonary artery trunk through a fistulous communication between them. Thus, fistulous communication with pulmonary artery causing heart failure is a complication of pseudoaneurysm after aortic and root replacement, which can be diagnosed clinically and echocardiographically.
Reinaldo B Bestetti; José Roberto Costa Marot; Ulysses B Stella; Luiz A P Finzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1054-8807     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Pathol.     Publication Date:    2003 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-23     Completed Date:  2003-12-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212060     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa, UNAERP Medical School, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Aorta / transplantation*
Aortic Rupture / complications,  pathology*
Arterio-Arterial Fistula / etiology,  pathology
Cardiac Output, Low / etiology,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications*
Pulmonary Artery* / surgery

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