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.
- Extracardiac fistula
- Coronary artery bypass grafting
- COLLATERAL CIRCULATION