Vol 60, No 1 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Congenital pulmonary arterio-venous fistula coexisting with atrial septal defect - a case report

Agnieszka Rogozińska-Zawiślak, Józef Kozak
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(1):63-65.
Vol 60, No 1 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 26-year-old patient with a long-lasting history of reduced physical capacity and cyanosis of the distal parts of the limbs is presented. An atrial septal defect of ostium secundum type was detected by echocardiography. However, because the defect was small and the blood shunt was not significant, other causes which might explain clinical symptoms, polyglobulia and hypoxaemia were investigated. Chest X-ray and computerised tomography revealed the presence of pulmonary arterio-venous fistula. The patient underwent surgery which relieved symptoms. Diagnostic difficulties in patients with this condition are discussed.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 26-year-old patient with a long-lasting history of reduced physical capacity and cyanosis of the distal parts of the limbs is presented. An atrial septal defect of ostium secundum type was detected by echocardiography. However, because the defect was small and the blood shunt was not significant, other causes which might explain clinical symptoms, polyglobulia and hypoxaemia were investigated. Chest X-ray and computerised tomography revealed the presence of pulmonary arterio-venous fistula. The patient underwent surgery which relieved symptoms. Diagnostic difficulties in patients with this condition are discussed.
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Keywords

pulmonary arterio-venous fistula - atrial septal defect

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Title

Congenital pulmonary arterio-venous fistula coexisting with atrial septal defect - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 1 (2004)

Pages

63-65

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(1):63-65.

Keywords

pulmonary arterio-venous fistula - atrial septal defect

Authors

Agnieszka Rogozińska-Zawiślak
Józef Kozak

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