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Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery fistula with a giant aneurysm treated by percutaneous transradial embolization
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 81, Issue 4, pages 732–737, March 2013
How to Cite
Tanabe, Y., Tejima, T. and Sakurada, H. (2013), Coronary artery fistula with a giant aneurysm treated by percutaneous transradial embolization. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 81: 732–737. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24656
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 13 SEP 2012 03:47AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 31 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 3 APR 2012
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Coronary artery fistulas are rare anomalies that are very rarely accompanied by an aneurysm. The minimally invasive method of percutaneous transradial embolization, using a thin guiding catheter, was used to treat a coronary artery fistula with an associated giant aneurysm. This technique, not previously described for this type of application, is presented as a case report. The successful outcome of this procedure demonstrated that transradial coronary interventions are useful for treating coronary artery fistulas with an associated giant aneurysm, especially in patients at high risk for conventional surgery or transfemoral interventions. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.