THEOFILOS J. TSAGARIS, M.D.; HANS H. HECHT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Recent reviews dealing with congenital coronary arteriovenous aneurysms attest to the increasing interest in this malformation (1-5). Examples reported prior to 1947 were discovered only during post-mortem examination (6-10). Since that time it has become possible to demonstrate the presence of such abnormal communications by cardiac catheterization (1) and angiocardiography (2, 4, 5, 11). The clinical course of a coronary arteriovenous fistula may be complicated by the development of pulmonary hypertension (12), congestive heart failure (12, 13), or bacterial endarteritis (14-16). Only 3 possible instances of the last complication have been found in the available literature. This report describes a
TSAGARIS TJ, HECHT HH. Coronary Artery Aneurysm and Subacute Bacterial Endarteritis. Ann Intern Med. ;57:116–121. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-1-116
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(1):116-121.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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