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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 3 May 2012 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Delayed Left Ventricle-to-Right Atrial Fistula Following Aortic Valve Replacement

Delayed Left Ventricle-to-Right Atrial Fistula Following Aortic Valve Replacement

Curtis A. Anderson, Evelio Rodriguez, Alan P. Kypson

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Fistula development between the left ventricular outflow tract and right atrium is a rare complication of aortic valve replacement (AVR), typically seen with calcific aortic stenosis or endocarditis.

The case is reported of a left ventricle-to-right
atrial fistula following mechanical AVR for
aortic insufficiency.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2012;21:364-365

Delayed Left Ventricle-to-Right Atrial Fistula Following Aortic Valve Replacement

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