The unstoppable heart: an aortocoronary fistula in coronary artery bypass grafting

Rick Schreurs*, Samuel Heuts, Ehsan Natour, Roberto Lorusso

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Abstract

This case report describes a coronary bypass surgery case in which cardioplegic arrest was impossible due to an aortacoronary fistula that was visualized using 3-dimensional computer tomography (CT) angiography postoperatively. Aortacoronary fistulas are protective in coronary artery disease but can severely complicate cardiac surgery and might require CT imaging in the preoperative workup.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)912-913
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Extracardiac fistula
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Cardioplegia
  • COLLATERAL CIRCULATION

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