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A continuous murmur.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16412186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 61-year-old male with a history of a mechanical Bjork-Shiley aortic valve replacement in 1977 and repair of an ascending aortic root dissection in 1993, presented with a 2-week history of fatigue and exertional dyspnea. Echocardiography confirmed the presence of an aortic pseudoaneurysm with a fistulous connection between the aorta and right atrium, which subsequently underwent successful repair. Although there have been several cases describing the development of an aortic pseudoaneurysm after aortic dissection repair, our case is the first to describe an aorta-atrial fistula as a long-term complication of a previous aortic dissection repair.
Davinder S Jassal; Tomas G Neilan; Judy Hung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-17     Completed Date:  2006-06-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery,  ultrasonography
Aneurysm, False / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Aorta / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Aneurysm / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Chronic Disease
Dyspnea / etiology
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Fistula / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Heart Atria / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Heart Murmurs / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Middle Aged

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