ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Aorto-right atrial communication after tricuspid annuloplasty
Kazım Başer1, Adnan Yalçınkaya2, Hatice Duygu Bas3, Saranapoom Klomjit3, Kerim Çağlı2, Kenneth Nugent3
1Departments of Cardiology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock, Lubbock, USA
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12346
A 45-year-old male patient was admitted to our department for the management of a symptomatic atrial septal defect. A septal defect repair together with tricuspid annuloplasty was performed. After surgery, a continuous murmur was heard on auscultation. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an aorto-right atrial fistula below the annuloplasty suture. This is the first reported case of a fistula between the aorta and right atrium after tricuspid annuloplasty.
Keywords : Atrial fistula; atrial septal defect repair; tricuspid annuloplasty
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