Percutaneous iatrogenic coronary fistula closure in heart transplant recipient

Giuseppe Bruschi, Jacopo Oreglia, Paola Colombo, Federico De Marco, Maria Frigerio, Luigi Martinelli, Silvio Klugmann

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A 61-year-old man with ischemic cardiomyopathy underwent orthotopic heart transplantation. On routine coronary angiography 1 year later, a huge fistula was seen between the left anterior descending coronary artery and the right ventricle. When the patient developed symptoms of ischemia 8 years later, the fistula was successfully closed percutaneously, using a covered stent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-190
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • Biopsy
  • Coronary disease
  • Fistula
  • Heart transplantation
  • Stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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