Left ventricular to right atrial fistula after aortic homograftreplacement for endocarditis

F. S. Joyce*, P. M. Mc Carthy, W. J. Stewart, J. W. Tomford, S. J. Rehm, F. A. Heupler, R. G. Trohman

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The treatment is described of a patient who had severe bacterialendocarditis with aortic valve destruction and septal abscess complicatedby left ventricular to right atrial fistula 3 months after aortic homograftroot replacement and septal debridement and repair. The status of theaortic homograft and anatomy of the fistula were defined precisely byechocardiography, making successful repair through a right atriotomypossible without disturbing the aortic homograft and the implanted coronaryarteries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994


  • Aortic homograft
  • Endocarditis
  • Left ventricular outflow tract to right atrium listula
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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