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Visualization of dual coronary artery fistulae drainage to the right ventricle by transthoracic echocardiography

Visualisierung einer dualen Koronararterienfisteldrainage in den rechten Ventrikel mittels transthorakaler Echokardiographie

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Abstract

Coronary artery fistula is a rare abnormality of coronary circulation. It is mostly congenital but acquired forms can also occur. Fistulae are usually asymptomatic and can sometimes be visualized during cardiac imaging such as transthoracic echocardiogram, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, coronary computed tomography angiography and coronary angiography.

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Koronararterienfisteln sind seltene Fehlbildungen der Koronarkreislaufs. Zumeist sind sie angeboren, aber auch erworbene Formen kommen vor. Gewöhnlich sind Fisteln asymptomatisch und lassen sich manchmal im Verlauf von bildgebenden Herzuntersuchungen wie transthorakaler Echokardiographie, kardialer Magnetresonanztomographie, computertomographischer oder herkömmlicher Koronarangiographie darstellen.

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Correspondence to U.N. Karakulak M.D..

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Video 1: Color doppler examination (QuickTime Movie 0,4 MB)

Video 2: Selective coronary angiography (QuickTime Movie 0,5 MB)

Video 3: Right coronary angiography (QuickTime Movie 1 MB)

Video 1: Color doppler examination (QuickTime Movie 0,4 MB)

Video 2: Selective coronary angiography (QuickTime Movie 0,5 MB)

Video 3: Right coronary angiography (QuickTime Movie 1 MB)

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Okutucu, S., Karakulak, U., Jam, F. et al. Visualization of dual coronary artery fistulae drainage to the right ventricle by transthoracic echocardiography. Herz 37, 308–310 (2012) doi:10.1007/s00059-011-3523-7

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Keywords

  • Coronary artery fistula
  • Transthoraic echocardiogram
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Coronary computed tomography
  • Coronary angiography

Schlüsselwörter

  • Koronararterienfistel
  • Transthorakale Echokardiographie
  • Kardiale Magnetresonanztomographie
  • Koronararteriencomputertomographie
  • Koronarangiographie