Functional assessment of a left coronary-pulmonary artery fistula by coronary flow reserve

Viktor Sasi, Attila Nemes, T. Forster, Imre Ungi

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Abstract

We report a 71-year-old man who presented with atypical chest pain. Coronary angiography did not reveal left main or proximal left anterior descending coronary artery stenosis, but a fistulous communication with a stronger tube-like fistula was present originating from the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery and emptying into the main pulmonary artery. Fractional flow reserve and coronary flow reserve measurements were performed to gain more data on the potential functional aspects of this fistula. With the present case, the importance of functional evaluation of these fistulas is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalPostepy w Kardiologii Interwencyjnej
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Pulmonary Artery
Fistula
Coronary Vessels
Coronary Stenosis
Coronary Angiography
Chest Pain
Communication

Keywords

  • Coronary
  • Fistula
  • Flow
  • Fractional
  • Pulmonary artery
  • Reserve

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Functional assessment of a left coronary-pulmonary artery fistula by coronary flow reserve. / Sasi, Viktor; Nemes, Attila; Forster, T.; Ungi, Imre.

In: Postepy w Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2014, p. 141-143.

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