Precise Evaluation of a Complex Coronary Arteriovenous Fistula: The Utility of Transesophageal Color Doppler

Paul A. Calafiore, Russell Raymond, William A. Schiavone, Eliot R. Rosenkranz

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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