We describe the case of a 58-year-old female patient who underwent redo mitral valve replacement and remained in heart failure. The diagnosis of a left ventricular-right atrial fistula was made. The fistula was closed surgically with a patch of autologous pericardium. The patient improved immediately after the operation and has been asymptomatic since.
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