TITLE

INTERNAL MAMMARY ARTERY-LEFT VENTRICULAR FISTULA: A COMPLICATION OF VINEBERG'S OPERATION

AUTHOR(S)
Demany, M.A.; Kay, E.B.; Zimmerman, H.A.
PUB. DATE
March 1966
SOURCE
Angiology;Mar1966, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p172
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A fistula between the left internal mammary artery and the left ventricle is a potential complication of a Vineberg operation. Such a case is described. Reappearance of anginal attacks, their precipitation by progressively smaller amounts of exertion, and an apical diastolic murmur not present before surgery were the clues to the diagnosis which was confirmed by cineangiography. Deterioration of the patient's condition is explained by the increased volume load imposed by the fistula on the left ventricle and the coronary circulation.
ACCESSION #
16369336

 

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