A patient with severe hypoxia secondary to a large iatrogenic pulmonary artery to pulmonary vein fistula

Khalil Diab, Anthony Cucci, Sandeep Kukreja, Rajat Gupta

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Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are uncommon communications between the pulmonary arteries and veins, most commonly associated with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. They can also be associated with a variety of other conditions, and can be single or multiple. We present a case of a female patient with a history of coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve repair, who presented to the hospital with severe hypoxia. She was found to have a large pulmonary artery to superior pulmonary vein fistula that was successfully repaired using a septal occluder. To our knowledge, this is the first case of a large pulmonary artery to superior pulmonary vein fistula following mitral valve repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA1933
JournalBMJ Case Reports
StatePublished - Oct 13 2014


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