Ectatic left circumflex artery with fistula to coronary sinus presenting with inferior wall myocardial infarction.

G. Vivek, Kushal Naha, Padmakumar R, K. V. Rajagopal

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Abstract

Coronary arteriovenous fistulae are a rare but potentially curable cause of ischaemic heart disease and should be considered as a differential diagnosis especially in patients lacking classical risk factors for coronary artery disease. We discuss one such case of cardiac ischaemia resulting from a coronary arteriovenous fistula. While there are sporadic case reports of similar patients in medical literature, our patient is the first reported case of ST-elevation myocardial infarction secondary to the fistulous connection.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2012
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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