Precise evaluation of a complex coronary arteriovenous fistula: the utility of transesophageal color Doppler.

P. A. Calafiore, R. Raymond, W. A. Schiavone, Eliot Rosenkranz

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Abstract

The transesophageal color flow Doppler appearance of coronary artery fistulas have not been described previously. We present a patient with a fistulous connection between the right coronary artery and the right atrium with an additional connection to the coronary sinus. The fistulous connection to the coronary sinus, confirmed at operation, was only diagnosed with transesophageal color flow Doppler and missed on both transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac catheterization. In addition, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography was extremely useful in confirming closure of both these fistulas, thus confirming a successful operative result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume2
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Coronary Sinus
Arteriovenous Fistula
Fistula
Coronary Vessels
Color
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart Atria
Echocardiography

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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