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Coronary Artery Fistulas: Case Series and Literature Review

Review article
Authors C. Karazisi
Peter J Eriksson
Mikael Dellborg
Published in Cardiology
Volume 136
Issue 2
Pages 93-101
ISSN 0008-6312
Publication year 2017
Published at Institute of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
Pages 93-101
Language en
Keywords Congenital coronary artery fistula, Incidental finding, Complications, Thrombosis, Transcatheter, of-the-literature, arteriovenous-fistula, pulmonary-artery, right, ventricle, left circumflex, heart-failure, management, closure, patient, adults, Cardiovascular System & Cardiology
Subject categories Clinical Medicine


Congenital coronary artery fistulas are rare anomalies. As coronary angiography and multidetector computed tomography have become more accessible, they have been increasingly used in the investigation of chest pain and heart failure. Coronary artery fistulas are often an incidental finding, which raises the question of how patients with this condition should be managed. Intervention with either trans catheter closure or surgical closure is often technically possible. Many patients are asymptomatic early after closure. However, follow-up studies have shown post-closure sequelae, such as residual leakage, thrombosis with or without myocardial infarction, and coronary stenosis. Therefore, there has been a shift from intervention towards watchful waiting in asymptomatic patients. In this article, we review the published literature on the natural history and treatment outcomes in individuals with coronary artery fistulas. We present case reports from our clinic and discuss the management of incidental findings of coronary artery fistulas.

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