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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2009 February;22(1):29-30
Operating coronary to pulmonary artery fistula on beating heart in a young man. Case report
Nemati M. H., Eskandari M.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical School Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz, Iran
Coronary artery fistulae are rare cardiac anomalies, most of which will drain to right ventricle (RV) or pulmonary artery. Herein we present a rare case of such fistulae occurred in a 36-year-old patient who presented with frequent atypical chest pain and dyspnea on exertion for more than 3 months.
We also report the results of the operation done on the beating heart. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful and we followed him up to 8 months after the operation.