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You are here: Contents > 2006 > Volume 15 Number 1 January 2006 > CASE REPORTS > Aorto-Right Atrial Fistula: A Complication of Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis. A Case Report

Aorto-Right Atrial Fistula: A Complication of Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis. A Case Report

Ahmad Darwazah, Muneer Kiswani, Hassan Ismail, Mohammad Hawari, Sufian Awad

Departments of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology and Cardiac Anesthesiology, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

The case presented is of prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis in a 23-year-old male patient, complicated by an inflammatory periprosthetic valvular leak, and fistula formation between the aorta and the right atrium. The fistulous tract was

diagnosed intraoperatively. Closure of the fistula was performed successfully in concordance with re-replacement of the aortic valve.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2006;15:142-145

Aorto-Right Atrial Fistula: A Complication of Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis. A Case Report

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