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Traumatic Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery-Right Ventricle Fistula: A Case Report

Author(s): Mohammad Ali Sheikhi | Mehdi Asgari | Mehdi Dehghani Firouzabadi | Mohammad Reza Zeraati | Alireza Rezaee

Journal: Journal of Tehran University Heart Center
ISSN 1735-8620

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 92;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Wounds | stab | Coronary vessels | Fistula

"nTraumatic coronary artery-cameral fistulas (TCAF) are rare and may present secondary to penetrating injuries (80%) or iatrogenic traumas. Early operative intervention remains the recommended treatment modality for accidental traumatic coronary artery fistulas. We report the case of a 17-year-old man who presented with left anterior descending coronary artery-right ventricle fistula following penetrating cardiac trauma, which was successfully repaired surgically.

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