ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Closure of an acquired aortocoronary venous fistula after coronary artery bypass grafting causing heart failure and stable angina: A case report
Hakan Göçer1, Muhammed Abusharekh2, Ertugrul Ercan2, Ahmet Barış Durukan3
1Department of Cardiology, MedicalPark Uşak Hospital, Uşak, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, MedicalPark İzmir Hospital, Uşak, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, MedicalPark Uşak Hospital, Uşak, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2019.18381
Iatrogenic aortocoronary venous fistula arising from anastomosing an aortocoronary graft to a cardiac vein is a rare a complication following coronary artery bypass grafting. A 75-year-old male patient was admitted with recurrent angina accompanied by congestive heart failure six years after surgery. He was diagnosed with an acquired saphenous vein graft-tocardiac vein fistula. Based on the estimation of risks versus benefits, the heart team decided to perform percutaneous closure with a vascular occlusion device. Subsequently, complaints and echocardiographic findings of the patient resolved.
Keywords : Arteriovenous fistula; cardiac vein; coronary artery bypass grafting; vascular closure device
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