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Unusual fistulas and connections in the cardiovascular system: A pictorial review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24876921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A fistula is an abnormal vascular connection leading to diversion of blood from a high resistance arterial circuit to low resistance venous circuit. Coronary artery fistulas are abnormal communications of the coronary artery with a chamber of the heart, or with any segment of systemic or pulmonary circulation, bypassing the myocardial capillaries. Other unusual fistulas include connection between aorta and the right atrium/superior vena cava, aorta and the inferior vena cava or between a coronary artery bypass graft and a cardiac vein. Abnormal connections also include origin of the coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. In this article, we review the imaging, particularly computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of unusual fistulas and connections involving the cardiovascular system, particularly the coronary arteries and the aorta.
Abed Ghandour; Prabhakar Rajiah
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of radiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1949-8470     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Radiol     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-30     Completed Date:  2014-06-24     Revised Date:  2014-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538184     Medline TA:  World J Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-76     Citation Subset:  -    
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