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.
- Aortic homograft
- Left ventricular outflow tract to right atrium listula
- Transesophageal echocardiography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine