Coronary Artery Fistula -- Child
Coronary Artery Fistula—Child
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- Chest pain
- Abnormal pulse
- Echocardiogram —an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at the size, shape, and motion of the heart
- Chest x-ray —an imaging test that uses low amounts of radiation to create an image of the chest
- Electrocardiogram —a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart
- Cardiac catheterization —a test that uses a catheter (tube) and x-ray machine to assess the heart and its blood supply
- Coil embolization —The defect may be closed through a catheterization procedure. A soft metal coil or clamp is placed to close the abnormal vessel.
- Surgery—Surgery may be done to close the defect using stitches.
American Family Physician http://www.aafp.org/
American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org/
Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca/
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/splash/
American Heart Association. How your cardiologist diagnoses heart defects. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=152 . Accessed July 13, 2010.
Children’s Hospital Boston. Coronary artery fistula. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/cfapps/mml/index.cfm?CAT=topic&TOPIC%5FID=1087 . Accessed July 13, 2010.
Johns Hopkins University, Cove Point Foundation. Coronary artery fistula. Johns Hopkins University, Cove Point Foundation website. Available at: http://www.pted.org/?id=coronaryfistula6 . Accessed July 23, 2010.
- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 06/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/60/2012 -