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Aortic root to left-atrial fistula after aortic valve replacement: A rare complication and its intraoperative management


1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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#156, 3rd Cross, Shirdi Sai Nagar, Dr. Shivaram Karanth Nagar, Bengaluru - 560 077, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.129872

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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-156

 

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Aorto-atrial fistula is a rare complication of prosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR) and most of them have been diagnosed as a late complication. We present a case of this unusual complication after AVR. Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography identified and diagnosed this rare and potentially disastrous surgical complication and confirmed adequacy of its surgical repair.






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1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Tanveer Ahmad
#156, 3rd Cross, Shirdi Sai Nagar, Dr. Shivaram Karanth Nagar, Bengaluru - 560 077, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.129872

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Aorto-atrial fistula is a rare complication of prosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR) and most of them have been diagnosed as a late complication. We present a case of this unusual complication after AVR. Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography identified and diagnosed this rare and potentially disastrous surgical complication and confirmed adequacy of its surgical repair.






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