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A rare cause of heart failure: aortocaval fistula associated with herniated lumbar disc surgery [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(8): 756-758 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.83027

A rare cause of heart failure: aortocaval fistula associated with herniated lumbar disc surgery

Aksüyek Savaş Çelebi1, Alper Tosya2, Barış Uymaz2, Kenan Ömürlü1, Tayfun Aybek2
1Department Of Cardiology, Special Tobb-etü Hospital, Ankara
2Department Of Cardiovascular Surgery, Special Tobb-etü Hospital, Ankara

Although aortocaval fistula is mostly encountered as a complication of abdominal aortic aneurysms, it may also arise as a complication of lumbar disc surgery. Great arteriovenous shunts especially may lead to high-output heart failure in due time. In this paper, we aim to present a case of high-output heart failure secondary to aortocaval fistule caused by lumbar disc surgery.

Keywords: Aortocaval fistula, heart failure, lumbar disc surgery.

How to cite this article
Aksüyek Savaş Çelebi, Alper Tosya, Barış Uymaz, Kenan Ömürlü, Tayfun Aybek. A rare cause of heart failure: aortocaval fistula associated with herniated lumbar disc surgery. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(8): 756-758

Corresponding Author: Aksüyek Savaş Çelebi, Türkiye
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