Coronary arteriovenous fistula in a patient with aortic valve regurgitation

Jhansi L. Ganji, Roger L. Click, Mohammad Q. Najib, Hartzell V Schaff, Hari P Chaliki

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Abstract

Mini-Abstract We present a case of a 25-year-old man with aortic regurgitation secondary to infective endocarditis. A preoperative transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated an abnormal aortic valve with possible vegetation or torn leaflet with severe aortic regurgitation, markedly dilated left coronary arteries, and a fistulous communication between the circumflex artery and the coronary sinus. The aortic valve was repaired and the coronary sinus arteriovenous fistula was ligated. At 1-year follow-up, there was no evidence of recurrent arteriovenous fistula or aortic regurgitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEchocardiography
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

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Keywords

  • aortic valve insufficiency
  • arteriovenous fistula
  • endocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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