Transesophageal Doppler echocardiographic study of diastolic murmur arising from fistula between the right coronary artery and left ventricle: Report of a case

P. H. Chu, Cheng-Wen Chiang*, Y. S. Ko, N. J. Cheng, W. J. Chen

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Abstract

A 42-year-old man with a giant congenital coronary artery fistula and a diastolic murmur presented with exertional dyspnea and intermittent chest tightness. Transesophageal and pulsed Doppler echocardiography revealed that the murmur originated from blood flowing through the fistula. We believe this to be the first documented report correlating the transesophageal and Doppler echocardiographic findings with a diastolic murmur arising from a fistula between the right coronary artery and the left ventricle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Ultrasound
Volume6
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coronary artery fistula
  • Diastolic murmur
  • Doppler echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

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