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Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris). 1994 Feb;43(2):55-61.

[Coronary-left ventricular fistula in post-infarction of the myocardium. Apropos of a new case. Review of the literature].

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Service de Cardiologie C, Hôpital Cardiologique, CHRU Lille.


The authors report a new case of acquired corono-left ventricular fistula found in a 46-year-old man four months after a first myocardial infarction treated by fibrinolysis then conventional angioplasty. This is one of the rare cases of post-infarction corono-ventricular fistula, only five of which have been reported in the literature. While their described features seem relatively constant, enabling their distinction from post-angioplasty corono-ventricular fistulas (also rarely described: four cases), certain doubts persist as to their treatment, and above all their mechanism. Monitoring for four years by coronary angiography, which is the special feature of the case reported here, leads us to include this entity within the wider context of post-infarction ventricular remodelling, of which it would then be a very rare complication.

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