Aorto-right ventricular fistula: A complication of aortic valve replacement

Mohammad Q. Najib, Daniel Ng, Karyne L. Vinales, Hari P. Chaliki

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Abstract

The occurrence of aorto-right ventricular (aorto-RV) fistula after prosthetic aortic valve replacement is rare. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) with color-flow Doppler, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), or both may be required for diagnosis. A 42-yearold woman sought care for palpitations and dyspnea due to atrial flutter 2 weeks after prosthetic aortic valve replacement and graft replacement of the ascending aorta. TTE and TEE revealed left-to-right shunt due to aorto-RV fistula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Aorto-right ventricular fistula
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

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