Minimally invasive sternotomy for ligation of congenital bilateral coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistulae: A case report

Marcelo Ghersi, Pragatheeshwar Thirunavukarasu, Roger Carrillo, John Schor, Ernest Traad, Donald Williams

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Coronary artery fistulae (CAF) are the second most common type of anomalies of the coronary arteries, after anomalies of origin. We hereby present a rare case of bilateral coronary to pulmonary artery fistulae discovered incidentally in an asymptomatic young man, with abnormal electrocardiographic findings on routine examination. The fistulae were successfully ligated with a minimally invasive approach, which to our knowledge has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-350
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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