Coronary artery fistulae (CAF) are classified as abnormalities of a chamber of the heart (coronary-cameral fistula) or any segment of the. Coronary-cameral fistulas are rare congenital malformations, often incidentally found during cardiac catheterizations. The majority of these. Coronary artery fistulas: clinical and therapeutic considerations. Coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistulae with multiple aneurysms: radiological features on dual-source slice . MDCT in the Evaluation of Coronary Cameral Fistula.

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Indexed in Web of Science. The magnitude of the shunt of MMFs may be considerable.

Symptomatic Coronary Cameral Fistula

Fistula characteristics in congenital and acquired coronary-cameral fistulas in adults. Oh et al[ 43 ] assessed the hemodynamic significance of unilateral MMFs by fractional fitsula reserve FFR and found no evidence of hemodynamic compromise. Conservative medical management; EMB: The mitral and aortic valves both opened well and only had trivial regurgitation. In two patients successful percutaneous coronary intervention PCI procedures cakeral fistula-bearing and non-fistula-bearing vessels were performed for the relief of complaints.

Large, hemodynamically significant fistulas should be closed coronnary ligation. The congenital entity can be distinguished into coronary artery-ventricular multiple micro-fistulas[ 26 – 9 ] or small or large solitary macro fistulas[ 1 ], the latter making up the vast majority[ 10 ].

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Symptomatic Coronary Cameral Fistula

corronary Saboo1, 3 Gunjan Garg2 and Michael L. The current case demonstrates that the size and anatomical features of a coronary—cameral fistula can be reliably established by MSCT, as opposed to conventional methods such as coronary angiography or with retrograde thoracic and aortic root aortography.

During the preparation of the manuscript, the assistance of the librarian, Mrs. Citing articles via Web of Science In our case, the patient had a fistula connecting left anterior descending artery and first obtuse marginal artery to left ventricle that was hemodynamically significant with decreased ejection fraction and causing symptoms of congestive heart failure at the age of Patients in whom focal fistulae with large shunts exist may benefit from closure of the shunt, and if this is to be performed it is probably best done as early as possible.


Coronary artery fistula in the heart transplant patient. Limited data were reported on adult patients with solitary CCFs. Definitions The definitions offered by Chiu et al[ 1 ] and Gupta-Malhotra[ 12 ] were applied. The congenital subgroup will be presented here first part. While congenital MMFs are generally treated conservatively, congenital solitary CCFs may undergo percutaneous occlusion or surgical ligation in the presence of substantial significant shunts.

Coronary–cameral fistula

He reported having an echocardiogram in an outside hospital that showed a tortuous vascular channel along the right atrium concerning for CA aneurysm. Abstract Coronary cameral fistula is a rare entity and is characterized by an abnormal communication between coronary artery and a cardiac chamber. Data of adult patients with congenital coronary artery-ventricular multiple micro-fistulas and solitary macro fistulas.

While most patients are asymptomatic or have non-specific complaints, bilateral MMFs draining into the LV may remain clinically silent[ 39 ] or may produce diastolic murmur[ 40 ] and diastolic volume overload, mimicking aortic valve insufficiency. Coronary-cameral fistulas are the abnormal vascular connections between coronary arteries and cardiac chambers. Visualization of coronary artery fistula by two-dimensional echocardiography.

Bilateral fistulas were seen in 6 and unilateral fistulas in 5 patients. Classically, diagnostic coronary angiogram has been used for diagnosis and has been considered as a gold standard for diagnosis[ 4 ] but with advances in noninvasive cardiac imaging, these fistulae are being increasingly diagnosed by MDCT or echocardiogram.

Published online Sep Coronary artery anomalies inpatients undergoing coronary arteriography.

Support Center Support Center. However, smaller fistulas tend to get large with the age and it is recommended to perform elective closure early in the patient who have symptoms or if they are asymptomatic but have continuous murmur or systolic murmur with an early diastolic component.


Here we describe a case of a woman, who was diagnosed with a rare variant fistula connecting the distal left anterior descending artery and first obtuse marginal artery to the corlnary ventricle. The mitral valve ring is visible hollow arrow. Congenital heart defect, Congenital coronary artery-ventricular multiple micro-fistulas, Congenital coronary-cameral fistulas, Coronary angiography.

Solitary macro-fistulas CCFs [ 1133 – 35 ]: Korean J Intern Med. Multimodality non-invasive imaging of a coronary cameral fistula.

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits camrral use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Pulmonary vein isolation; RA: Characterisation of coronary artery fistula by multi-slice computed tomography.

Coronary-cameral fistulas in adults (first of two parts)

Correspondence should be addressed to Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas ; moc. Coronary artery bypass grafting; CP: You have entered an invalid code. CASE REPORT A year-old non-smoker, male, with no significant past medical history, presented to the outpatient clinic of our hospital with progressive dyspnea on exertion and anginal chest pain for one year.

Cardiac imaging in a symptomatic patient with multiple coronary artery-left ventricular microfistulae. The mean age was Congenital solitary macro coronary-cameral fistulas On the other hand, congenital solitary macro coronary-cameral fistulas small and large [ 1133 – 35 ] showed an incidence of 0. These fistulas most commonly originate in the right coronary artery and terminate into the right ventricle and least frequently drain into the left ventricle.

Multidetector row computed tomography: J Med Case Rep.