Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Two-dimensional, Doppler and Color Doppler Echocardiographic Findings of Congenital Coronary Artery Fistula [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1995; 23(1): 26-30

Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Two-dimensional, Doppler and Color Doppler Echocardiographic Findings of Congenital Coronary Artery Fistula

İrfan Levent SALTIK1, Ayşe SARIOĞLU1, Funda ÖZTUNÇ1, Gül SAĞINSAYLAM1, Gülhis BATMAZ1

Eleven patients with coronary artery fistula proved by angiography or surgery were studied using twodimensional, pulsed Doppler and Doppler color flow mapping. The coronary artery fistula drained into the right ventricle in 10 cases and the right atrium in 1 case. The dilated coronary artery was visualised in all patients. The right coronary artery was involved in 2 patients and the left coronary artery in 9. Internal diameter of dilated coronary artery/aorta ratio was found to be 0.26 to 0.54 (mean 0.38±0.11). Doppler color flow mapping performed in 8 of 11 patients and color flow imaging visualised abnormal flow signals with mosaic appearance in the right ventricle in 7 of 8 patients. The entry site of the fistula in which abnormal signals were detected corresponded with the angiography. In conclusion, echocardiography (especially color Doppler imaging) is a useful noninvasive method in diagnosing coronary artery fistula.

Keywords: Coronary artery fistulas, echocardiography

How to cite this article
İrfan Levent SALTIK, Ayşe SARIOĞLU, Funda ÖZTUNÇ, Gül SAĞINSAYLAM, Gülhis BATMAZ. Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Two-dimensional, Doppler and Color Doppler Echocardiographic Findings of Congenital Coronary Artery Fistula. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1995; 23(1): 26-30
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