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Korean Circ J. 2009 May;39(5):209-212. English. Case Report.
Kim SE , Kim HJ , Lee SH , Lee KH , Kim KY , Yoon JW , Bae SK , Choi SU , Rho BH .
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dongkang Medical Center, Ulsan, Korea.
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dongkang Medical Center, Ulsan, Korea.

Aortopulmonary fistula is an uncommon but often fatal condition resulting as a late complication of an aortic aneurysm. The most common cause is erosion of a false aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta into the pulmonary artery, resulting in the development of a left-to-right shunt and leading to acute pulmonary edema and right heart failure. We report an our experience with aortopulmonary fistula as a rare complication associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm and high output heart failure.

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