Postpartum left circumflex to left atrial fistula: A rare presentation

James Hwang, Cameron J. Overfield, Philip A. Araoz

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Coronary artery fistulas (CAFs) are rare and often asymptomatic, but severe complications can occur, resulting in heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia. They have been associated with iatrogenic or traumatic injuries as well as systemic inflammatory conditions. However, there have been very few documented cases of pregnancy associated CAFs. We observed a case of left circumflex to left atrium fistula in a 37-year-old female presenting with insidious onset of progressive dyspnea during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4575-4579
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2022


  • Coronary artery fistula
  • Heart failure
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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