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Tortuous right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula.
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PMID:  21908886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We are reporting the successful surgical treatment of a 23-year-old female with a giant right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula. This woman had complaints of chest pain and dyspnea on exertion for few months. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed a large tortuous right coronary artery and a dilated coronary sinus. Preoperative multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary angiography and cardiac catheterization confirmed the diagnosis of a right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula. The patient underwent surgical closure of the fistula and division of the communication between the right coronary artery and the coronary sinus with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient was discharged home on postoperative day 5 and at one-year follow-up is symptom-free. Keywords: Coronary artery fistula; Coronary sinus; Congestive heart failure; Transthoracic echocardiography.
Fotios Mitropoulos; George Samanidis; Panagiotis Kalogris; Alkiviadis Michalis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Congenital Heart Surgery, Onassis Cardiac Center, Athens, Greece.
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