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Author Nair, T. ♦ Joy, M. V. ♦ Subramanyan, R. ♦ Venkitachalam, C. G. ♦ Balakrishnan, K. G.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Indian Heart Journal
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Cardiology
Abstract Sixteen patients with coronary arteriovenous fistula (CAVF) were studied by two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE). Of these 12 had Doppler studies. In all, the diagnosis of CAVF was confirmed by aortic root or selective coronary angiography. In 8 patients, the 2DE findings suggested CAVF. Five patients had dilated main coronary arteries and in 4 patients abnormal fistulous channels were identified. Two had diastolic flutter of the tricuspid valve and one had spontaneous contrast in the right atrium. In 11 out of 12 patients, Doppler analysis picked up a continuous flow (to the right atrium in 5, right ventricle in 4 and to both ventricles in 2 patients) prior to the cardiac catheterisation. We conclude that noninvasive diagnosis of CAVF can be made with the combined use of two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography in most of the patients.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Indian heart journal
Volume Number 42
Issue Number 3
Page Count 98
Starting Page 52
Ending Page 149