Bilateral internal mammary-to-pulmonary artery fistulas after a coronary operation

William J. Groh, Hagop Hovaguimian, Mark J. Morton

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A case of bilateral internal mammary artery-to-pulmonary artery fistulas presenting as recurrent angina late after revascularization is described. Objective evidence of ischemia was documented using stress electrocardiogiaphy and thallium-201 scintigraphy. The patient was managed conservatively to date with medical therapy. Fistula formation may complicate internal mammary artery bypass grafting and should be considered as a potential cause of recurrent angina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1642-1643
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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