Fístula de arteria coronaria derecha a arteria pulmonar. Reporte de un caso

Translated title of the contribution: Right coronary artery-pulmonary artery fistula. Report of a case

Róbinson Sánchez García, Libardo Medina, Jaime Cabrales, Darío Echeverri

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Abstract

An arteriovenous fistula is defined as the communication between one coronary artery with a vein or to a cardiac cavity. The fistula is localized in the right coronary artery (55% of cases) or in the left coronary artery (35% of cases). It seems that the connections between the coronary system and a cardiac cavity are due to the persistence of embryonic sinusoids and intratrabecular spaces. Most of these fistulae drain into the right ventricle, the right atrium or to the coronary sinus. Occasionally, fistulae between the coronary and pulmonary arteries are found during a coronary angiography.

Translated title of the contributionRight coronary artery-pulmonary artery fistula. Report of a case
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)214-216
Number of pages3
JournalRevista Colombiana de Cardiologia
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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