Title: Spontaneous closure of congenital coronary artery fistulas
Authors: Schleich, J M ×
Rey, C
Gewillig, Marc
Bozio, A #
Issue Date: Apr-2001
Publisher: BMJ Pub. Group
Series Title: Heart vol:85 issue:4 pages:E6
Abstract: Six cases of full spontaneous closure of congenital coronary artery fistulas, and one case of near closure, as seen by colour Doppler echocardiography, are presented. It is worth reconsidering the classical view that nearly all cases of spontaneous closure are eligible for surgical or percutaneous correction to prevent the development of significant and potentially fatal complications. As the natural course of coronary artery fistulas is still poorly defined, asymptomatic patients, especially those under 7 years old with small shunts, should be periodically followed up by echocardiography rather than be subjected to operative closure, even by catheterisation.
ISSN: 1355-6037
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pediatric Cardiology Section (-)
Cardiovascular Developmental Biology
× corresponding author
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