Left ventricular to coronary sinus fistula following multiple mitral valve replacement surgeries.
ABSTRACT Development of left ventricular to coronary sinus fistula is a rare complication of mitral valve surgery. Three of the seven previously reported cases occurred following multiple valve replacement surgeries, all of which were thought to be secondary to a complication of surgery and all were treated with surgical closure of the fistula. We report a case of left ventricular to coronary sinus fistula occurring after two mitral valve replacement surgeries that was treated medically with favorable long-term results.
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ABSTRACT: Catheter ablation is increasingly being utilized for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT) but is not without complications. In this image article, we present the unique finding of a LV to CS fistula as discovered incidentally on transthoracic echo post VT ablation.Heart rhythm: the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 06/2012; · 4.56 Impact Factor