Coronary Artery Fistula with Anomalous Coronary Artery Origin: A Case Report

Sahar S. Abdelmoneim, Farouk Mookadam, Sherif E. Moustafa, David R. Holmes

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Congenital anomalies of the coronary arteries occur in 0.2% to 1.2% of the general population. Most coronary artery anomalies are found incidentally during angiographic evaluation for other cardiac diseases. We describe the case of a young woman presenting with chest discomfort and fatigue where echocardiography identified a coronary artery fistula. Successful embolization of the coronary artery fistula was performed. To our knowledge, this is a unique case of an anomalous coronary artery and a fistulous anomaly in the same patient. This report describes the echocardiographic diagnosis, and the feasibility of a transcatheter management decision to avoid cardiopulmonary bypass in a patient in whom blood products are contraindicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333.e1-333.e4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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