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Transcatheter closure of coronary artery fistula using the new Amplatzer vascular plug and a telescoping catheter technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19680132     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery fistulas (CAFs) are rare congenital or acquired anomalies characterized by an abnormal communication between the coronary arteries and the cardiac chambers or great vessels. Most patients are asymptomatic during childhood but symptoms and complications have been reported with advancing age. Until recently, surgery was the routine mode of treatment for CAFs but, today transcatheter closure is recommended using a variety of devices, such as occlusion coils, vascular plugs, umbrella devices and covered stents. The case described here is of a 47-year-old woman with a large bilateral CAF draining into the pulmonary artery, successfully treated by implantation of two Amplatzer vascular plugs using a telescoping catheter technique.
Antonella De Santis; Alberta Cifarelli; Roberto Violini
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-30     Completed Date:  2010-10-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  605-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Interventional Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, S. Camillo Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Arterio-Arterial Fistula / radiography,  therapy*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Disease / radiography,  therapy*
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*,  methods*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Pulmonary Artery* / radiography
Septal Occluder Device*
Treatment Outcome

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