Journal of Echocardiography
Online ISSN : 1880-344X
Print ISSN : 1349-0222
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A Case of Quadricuspid Aortic Valve With Coronary-Pulmonary Artery Fistula
Sayuri AbeMasakazu YokoyamaFumitoshi ToyotaYoshitaka TakabatakeNobuyo SadakariAtsushi NakashimaYuji KatayamaNaoki Minato
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2006 Volume 4 Issue 2 Pages 63-66

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A 68-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with dyspnea and palpitation on slight exertion. Echocardiography revealed a quadricuspid aortic valve with severe aortic regurgitation and turbulent blood flow in the left lateral aspect of the main pulmonary artery just above the pulmonic valve. Coronary angiography depicted a coronary artery fistula arising from the left anterior descending artery and draining into the main pulmonary artery. An aortic valve replacement with a prosthesis and closure of the fistula were performed. This is a rare case of quadricuspid aortic valve combined with coronary- pulmonary artery fistula.

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