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      Noninvasive Evaluation of Right Coronary Artery-Right Atrial Fistula Using Two-Dimensional Echocardiography, Pulsed Doppler Echocardiography and Color Flow Mapping

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          The case of a patient with right coronary artery-right atrial fistula was reported, with special reference to the noninvasive evaluation. On two-dimensional echocardiography in the short axis view, it was observed that the fistula had an entrance from the right coronary cusp, with the body of fistula sigmoid-like appearance running along the tricuspid ring and atrioventricular groove. In the subxyphoidal approach the exit of fistula into the right atrium was demonstrated. Intrafistular blood flow and drainage flow into the right atrium were identified by color flow mapping. The potential usefulness of the combination of two-dimensional, pulsed Doppler echocardiography and color flow mapping were discussed.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1988
          1988
          11 November 2008
          : 75
          : 5
          : 375-380
          Affiliations
          Cardiopulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
          Article
          174402 Cardiology 1988;75:375–380
          10.1159/000174402
          3233618
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
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