ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgical treatment of fistula communication between right coronary artery and right ventricle: a case report
Aşkın Ali Korkmaz1, Ünal Aydın2, Burak Onan1, Burak Tamtekin1, Kerem Oral1, Cihat Bakay1, Vedat Aytekin3
1Özel Florence Nightingale Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
2Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Vakıf Gureba Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İstanbul
3Özel Florence Nightingale Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Kliniği, İstanbul
Fistulae between coronary arteries and cardiac chambers are a rare and surgical intervention-requiring pathology. In this article, we present a 73-year-old male patient admitted to our clinic with fatigue and dyspnea. On examination with echocardiography and coronary angiography arteriovenous fistula communication between the right coronary artey and right ventricle was detected. Isolation and ligation of the fistula was performed through sternotomy on a beating heart. The patient was discharged on the fifth postoperative day without any complication.
Keywords : Coronary artery fistula; coronary circulation; coronary vessel anomalies; fistula ligation
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