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Death related to coronary artery fistula after rupture of an aneurysm to the coronary sinus
2001 (English)In: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, ISSN 0195-7910, E-ISSN 1533-404X, Vol. 22, no 1, 58-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Large coronary fistulas are considered to cause myocardial ischemia due to diversion of the coronary blood flow. In this case the authors report the reverse effect-the spontaneous closure of a large fistulation between the left circumflex artery and the coronary sinus evoked angina pectoris in a middle aged man, who died several years later. Postmortem examination revealed a coronary aneurysm that had ruptured and dissected into the coronary sinus and finally thrombosed. The origin of the aneurysm could be congenital but perhaps also represents a healed stage of Kawasaki disease.

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2001. Vol. 22, no 1, 58-61 p.
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coronary artery fistula, coronary aneurysm, coronary sinus, Kawasaki disease, kawasaki-disease, cameral fistula, sudden-death, management, adult
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20392ISI: 000167156300011OAI: diva2:339087
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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