Endocarditis of a congenital coronary fistula in a child
Cardiology in the Young , Volume 28 - Issue 2 p. 334- 337
Endocarditis of congenital coronary fistulas in the cardiac chambers is rare, especially in the paediatric age group. We describe the case of a 9-year-old boy with a fistula from the dilated right coronary artery to the junction of the superior caval vein to the right atrium, complicated by endocarditis. Treatment consisted of 6 weeks of antibiotics and interventional closure of the fistula 3 months later with an Amplatzer vascular plug.
|child, Coronary artery fistula, endocarditis, interventional treatment|
|Cardiology in the Young|
Krasemann, T, van Beynum, I.M, Frohn-Mulder, I.M.E, & Dalinghaus, M. (2018). Endocarditis of a congenital coronary fistula in a child. Cardiology in the Young, 28(2), 334–337. doi:10.1017/S1047951117001846