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Case report
Congestive heart failure and continuous murmur in patient after lumbar disc surgery – a case report

Mariusz Mazij, Bartosz Szafran, Lucyna Lenartowska, Stanisław Drelichowski, Paweł Włodarczak, Bożena Sobkowicz, Jerzy Lewczuk
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(12):1499-1501.

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Vol 65, No 12 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-12-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 61-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of congestive heart failure. Diagnosis of arteriovenous fistula was suggested by the echocardiographic signs of high-output state and a continuous murmur heard especially close to the surgical scar from an intervention on the L4-L5 disc that the patient had undergone eight months before. Aortography confirmed arteriovenous fistula between the right common iliac artery and inferior vena cava. After surgical closure of the fistula, normal cardiac function was restored.

Abstract

We present a case of a 61-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of congestive heart failure. Diagnosis of arteriovenous fistula was suggested by the echocardiographic signs of high-output state and a continuous murmur heard especially close to the surgical scar from an intervention on the L4-L5 disc that the patient had undergone eight months before. Aortography confirmed arteriovenous fistula between the right common iliac artery and inferior vena cava. After surgical closure of the fistula, normal cardiac function was restored.
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Keywords

high-output heart failure; continuous murmur; lumbar disc surgery; arteriovenous fistula

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Title


Case report
Congestive heart failure and continuous murmur in patient after lumbar disc surgery – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 12 (2007)

Pages

1499-1501

Published online

2007-12-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(12):1499-1501.

Keywords

high-output heart failure
continuous murmur
lumbar disc surgery
arteriovenous fistula

Authors

Mariusz Mazij
Bartosz Szafran
Lucyna Lenartowska
Stanisław Drelichowski
Paweł Włodarczak
Bożena Sobkowicz
Jerzy Lewczuk

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