Percutaneous treatment of an latrogenic cardiac fistula

MS (Mark) Patterson, S (Sophia) Vaina, PWJC (Patrick) Serruys

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Coronary fistulae, defined as communications between coronary arteries and cardiac chambers or veins, are uncommon. We present a case where a fistula was inadvertently caused by the surgical anastomosis of an arterial coronary artery bypass graft to a coronary vein. This produced two coronary problems, the unrevascularized Cx territory and a coronary arteriovenous fistula, and left the patient with symptoms. Each of these problems was addressed in a tailored percutaneous intervention by deploying ostial and distal stents to revascularize the Cx, followed by coils to block the distal section of the graft. (c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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