Fistulous communications between a solitary coronary artery and the pulmonary arteries as the primary source of pulmonary blood supply in tetralogy of fallot with pulmonary valve atresia

Elfriede Pahl*, Lance Fong, Robert H. Anderson, Sang C. Park, James R. Zuberbuhler

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Abstract

A communication between the coronary and pulmonary arteries, described previously only in isolated cases1-3 and a series of 5 patients in which the communication was called an "aortopulmonary tunnel,"4 is a rare source of pulmonary arterial supply in tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. Between 1954 and 1987, we encountered 4 patients with tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia in whom the pulmonary flow to one or both lungs was via a fistulous communication between a coronary artery and the intrapericardial pulmonary arteries. They form the basis of this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-143
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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