The case of a 34 month-old infant with cardiac murmur and echocardiographic signs of coronary artery fistula is presented. Cardiac catheterization was performed, revealing a right coronary artery-to-right ventricle fistula, and a significant left-to-right shunt. At 4.0 years of age she underwent a repeated catheterization, showing complete spontaneous closure of the fistula. Review of the literature shows that fistulas draining into the right ventricle have some chance to close spontaneously. Accordingly, clinical approach should therefore be considered.
|Translated title of the contribution||Spontaneous closure of coronary fistulas: a possible prognostic role of the site of drainage|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine