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Transcatheter Closure of Right Coronary Artery-Pulmonary Artery Fistula [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1995; 23(2): 138-140

Transcatheter Closure of Right Coronary Artery-Pulmonary Artery Fistula

Azem AKILLI1, Mustafa AKIN1, Hakan KÜLTÜRSAY1, Serdar PAYZIN1, Cüneyt TÜRKOĞLU1

A platinum-fibered microcoil was used to occlude a coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistula. The patient was a 32-year-old woman with chest pain, palpitation and shortness of breath for 4 years. Her ECG, exercise test and thallium scintigraphy were normal. In the right coronary injection, a fistula was demonstrated from the sinus node artery of the right coronary artery to pulmonary artery which was 1.3 mm in diameter. Qp/Qs was calculated 1.42 with the Fick method. A 2x10 mm fibered platinum microcoil was used for transcatheter occlusion. In the control coronary angiography there was virtually no shunt 15 min after the procedure. Transcatheter occlusion is an alternative treatment technique to surgery in the coronary artery fistulas. The use of this technique leads to a precise and effective occlusion of the fistula, resulting in less myocardial damage and reduces morbidity. Much shorter hospital stay is needed for this technique.

Keywords: Arteriovenous fistula coronary artery anomaly, transcatheter occlusion method

How to cite this article
Azem AKILLI, Mustafa AKIN, Hakan KÜLTÜRSAY, Serdar PAYZIN, Cüneyt TÜRKOĞLU. Transcatheter Closure of Right Coronary Artery-Pulmonary Artery Fistula. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1995; 23(2): 138-140
Manuscript Language: Turkish

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