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