Imaging of a large coronary fistula using by echocardiography [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-43748 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.43748

Imaging of a large coronary fistula using by echocardiography

Özkan Candan, Çetin Geçmen, Müslüm Şahin, Ahmet Güner, Sabahattin Gündüz
Kartal Kosuyolu Training and Research Hospital

Coronary fistulas are defined as the presence of an abnormal connection between the coronary arteries and the low-pressure vascular area or the cardiac cavity. The clinical significance depends on the amount of blood flow through the fistula segment, the volumetric load on the right and left heart chambers, and whether it leads to a coronary stealing phenomenon. Although fistula flow can be better visualized by angiographic methods, it can also be seen by echocardiography. In this case, the fistula flow draining to the left ventricle was demonstratively visualized.

Keywords: Coronary fistula, echocardiography, coronary angiography

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Corresponding Author: Ahmet Güner, Türkiye
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