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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 December;43(6):841-2
Aorto-right atrial fistula associated with native tricuspid valve endocarditis
Akowuah E. F., Casula R., Cooper G. J.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
Abnormal connections between the ascending aorta and the cardiac chambers are rare. Most are due to ruptured aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva. Congenital fistulae between the aorta and left atrium are described. We report a case of native tricuspid valve endocarditis associated with a fistula between the right atrium and the aorta.