Chapter 54. Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula

  1. Julien I. E. Hoffman MD, FRCP Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus) Senior Member

Published Online: 27 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch54

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

How to Cite

Hoffman, J. I. E. (2009) Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula, in The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch54

Author Information

  1. Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179270

Online ISBN: 9781444314045

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Keywords:

  • pulmonary arteriovenous fistula;
  • pulmonary arterial blood flow through lung capillaries;
  • congenital pulmonary arteriovenous fistulae and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia;
  • Nifedipine in dilating normal pulmonary vessels;
  • predominant complication - hemothorax;
  • single or multiple fistulae closure;
  • successful closure of fistulae and marked improvement with cyanosis disappearing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pathological anatomy

  • Pathophysiology

  • Natural history

  • Unnatural history

  • References