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Left ventricular-right atrial fistula complicating redo mitral valve replacement.

Authors
  • Weinrich, M
  • Graeter, T P
  • Langer, F
  • Schäfers, H J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Volume
71
Issue
1
Pages
343–345
Identifiers
PMID: 11216776
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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