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Korean Circ J. 2009 May;39(5):209-212. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2009.39.5.209
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. khj035@hanmail.net
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dongkang Medical Center, Ulsan, Korea.
Abstract

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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