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Archives of cardiovascular diseases
Volume 102, n° 2
pages 153-154 (février 2009)
Doi : 10.1016/j.acvd.2008.08.003
Received : 22 July 2008 ;  accepted : 12 August 2008
Aorto-right ventricular fistula presenting 10 years after aortic surgery as an acute coronary syndrome
Syndrome coronarien aigu révélant une fistule aorto-ventriculaire droite dix ans après chirurgie aortique

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Figure 1 : 

A: longitudinal view of ascending aorta by transoesophageal echocardiography. B: aorto-right ventricular shunt (arrow) depicted by Doppler imaging coupled to transoesophageal echocardiography. C: sagittal computed tomography scan reconstruction of the heart, demonstrating the presence of pseudoaneurysms and aorto-right ventricular fistula. D: frontal computed tomography scan reconstruction of the heart, analysing relations between aorto-right ventricular fistula (black arrows) and the right coronary artery (white arrows).

Ao: aorta; Fi: fistula; LA: left atrium; LV: left ventricle; PA: pulmonary artery; Ps: pseudoaneurysm; RA: right atrium; RV: right ventricle.

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