Tortuous right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula.
ABSTRACT 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.
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ABSTRACT: Although coronary arterial fistula is rare, it is one of the most common among the coronary artery anomalies. Coronary arterial fistula most commonly affects the right side of the heart. It may occur isolated or along with congenital heart diseases. Angiography remains the best investigation for diagnosing the disease. Unless very large and hemodynamically significant, it is usually asymptomatic in younger patients. With increasing age, symptoms begin to appear, and the incidence of complication rises. Treatment by transcatheter or surgical closure gives the best results, provided this is performed early in the course of the disease. This review was prepared by searching the terms "coronary artery fistula," "coronary cameral fistula," "surgical management of coronary arterial fistula," "MDCT in coronary artery fistula," and "multiple coronary artery fistulae" in Google Scholar, PubMed, and PubMed Central and exploring the related articles shown on the side of page.The Annals of thoracic surgery 05/2012; 93(6):2084-92. · 3.74 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Coronary Arteriovenous Fistula (CAF) is a rare defect that occurs in 0.1-0.2% of patients undergoing coronary angiography; Coronary Artery Aneurism (CAA) also occurs in approximately 15-19% of patients with CAF. It is usually congenital, but in rare occasions it occurs after chest trauma, cardiac surgery, or coronary interventions. The case described is that of a 72-year-old woman, without previous history of cardiovascular disease, who presented a huge cardiac mass. A multimodal approach was necessary to diagnose a giant CAA with CAF responsible for compression and displacement of cardiac structures. Due to likely congenitally origin of the lesion and the absence of symptoms correlated to the CAA and to the CAF we decided to avoid invasive interventions and to treat the patient with medical therapy.Case reports in vascular medicine. 01/2013; 2013:847972.
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ABSTRACT: The combination of coronary arteriovenous fistula to the coronary sinus (CS), dilatation of the entire length of coronary artery, coronary aneurysm and persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is very rare. We present the case of a 63-year-old female admitted for dyspnea on exertion, orthopnea, and facial edema. Echocardiography detected a giant coronary artery with shunt flow, dilated CS and PLSVC and a coronary angiography reaffirmed these findings. The calculated ratio of pulmonary blood flow to systemic blood flow by cardiac catheterization was 1.53. After multidisciplinary review considering old age, hypoactivity due to underlying Parkinsonism and relatively small amount of shunt flow, medical therapy was chosen. The patient remained asymptomatic for 10 months after discharge without intervention.Korean Circulation Journal 11/2012; 42(11):792-5.