Archivi giornalieri: 5 marzo 2005


Fetal coronary fistula

Prenatal diagnosis and perinatal management of left coronary
artery to right atrium fistula

G. MIELKE*, L. SIEVERDING†, T. BORTH-BRUNS†, K. EICHHORN‡, D. WALLWIENER* and
U. GEMBRUCH§

Departments of *Obstetrics and Gynecology and †Pediatric Cardiology, University of Tuebingen, ‡Medical Practice, Weimar and §Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Luebeck, Germany

KEYWORDS: Coil embolization, Coronary artery fistula, Echocardiography, Fetal circulation, Fetal heart, Prenatal diagnosis
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2002; 19: 612–615


CONGENITAL CORONARY ARTERY FISTULAS

CONGENITAL CORONARY ARTERY FISTULAS: CLINICAL
CONSIDERATIONS AND SURGICAL TREATMENT
GOU-JIENGHONG,* CHIH-YUANLIN,* CHUNG-YILEE,* SHIN-HURNLOH,† HOU-SHENGYANG,*KUANG-YILIU,* YI-TINGTSAI*AND CHIEN-SUNGTSAI*
*Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, and † Department of Pharmacology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, China

ANZ J. Surg. 2004; 74: 350–355

Background:
Coronary artery fistulas are uncommon abnormalities that can cause significant cardiac morbidity. Indications for operation vary, particularly, for asymptomatic patients. Early surgical correction is indicated because of the high incidence of late symptoms and complications.