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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 August;40(4):571-2

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Congestive heart failure due to adjuvant arteriovenous fistula in a femoroperoneal bypass

Teittinen K., Alback A., Biancari F., Lehtola A., Tukiainen E.*, Lepantalo M.

From the Division of Vascular Surgery and * Division of Plastic Surgery Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland


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The ­authors ­describe a ­patient who devel­oped con­ges­tive ­heart fail­ure one ­month ­after femor­o­per­o­neal ­bypass and adju­vant com­mon ­ostium arter­i­ov­e­nous fis­tu­la pro­ce­dure. The occlu­sion of the con­com­i­tant ­vein prox­i­mal­ly to the arter­i­ov­e­nous fis­tu­la prompt­ly ­resolved ­such a seri­ous com­pli­ca­tion ­which, to our knowl­edge, has nev­er ­been ­described pre­vi­ous­ly.

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