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Fistula Between Left Internal Mammary Artery Graft and Pulmonary Vasculature After Coronary Bypass Grafting [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2004; 32(4): 258-261

Fistula Between Left Internal Mammary Artery Graft and Pulmonary Vasculature After Coronary Bypass Grafting

Y.Ramazan TOPSAKAL1, Mustafa GÜR1, Naci EMİROĞULLARI3, Namık Kemal ERYOL1, Ali ERGİN1
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Left internal mammary artery (LIMA) is very commonly used conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) due to its proven long term patency. The development of fistula between LIMA and pulmonary vasculature is a rare complication of this operation. Recurrent angina pectoris developed in a 73-year-old man 3 years after CABG. Coronary angiography revealed a fistulous connection between LIMA graft and the left pulmonary vasculature. Our patient was managed conservatively with acetylsalicylic acid, statin, nitrate, and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. We report herein a case who developed LIMA to pulmonary vasculature fistula after the CABG. (Türk Kardiyol Dern Arş 2004; 32: 258-261)

Keywords: Coronary bypass grafting, mammary artery, pulmonary fistula

How to cite this article
Y.Ramazan TOPSAKAL, Mustafa GÜR, Naci EMİROĞULLARI, Namık Kemal ERYOL, Ali ERGİN. Fistula Between Left Internal Mammary Artery Graft and Pulmonary Vasculature After Coronary Bypass Grafting. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2004; 32(4): 258-261
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