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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 22, no 1, 58-61 p.
coronary artery fistula, coronary aneurysm, coronary sinus, Kawasaki disease, kawasaki-disease, cameral fistula, sudden-death, management, adult
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20392ISI: 000167156300011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-20392DiVA: diva2:339087
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