Iatrogenic left ventricular-right atrial fistula following mitral valve replacement and tricuspid annuloplasty: Diagnosis by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography

J. Benisty, M. Roller, G. Sahar, R. Paz, B. Vidne, A. Sagie

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Abstract

Acquired left ventricle-to-right atrium communications are a known complication of valvular heart surgery. Previous reports have described the clinical features and diagnosis using cardiac catheterization. We report two cases of acquired left ventricle-to-right atrium fistula following mitral valve replacement. Particular emphasis is placed on the diagnosis using transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, obviating the need for cardiac catheterization before repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-735
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart Valve Disease
Volume9
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

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