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Case Reports
Published online: 2011-02-08
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An isolated fistula between the right pulmonary artery and the right pulmonary vein: An unusual cause of stroke in a young female

Zehra Husain, Madhavlita Vuppali, Khursheed Hussain, Mohammed N. Khan, Kirit Patel, Thomas Forbes, Joseph J. Bander, Srinath T. Gowda
Cardiol J 2011;18(1):73-76.

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Vol 18, No 1 (2011)
Case Reports
Published online: 2011-02-08

Abstract

We describe the case of a 29 year-old female who presented with right sided hemiparesis with global aphasia. She had a history of transient ischemic attack with migraine headaches. Diagnostic workup revealed a right to left cardiac shunt. An isolated right pulmonary artery to left pulmonary vein fistula was diagnosed on pulmonary angiogram. The fistula was occluded successfully by cardiac catheterization. Early recognition and intervention is indicated to prevent further complications. (Cardiol J 2011; 18, 1: 73-76)

Abstract

We describe the case of a 29 year-old female who presented with right sided hemiparesis with global aphasia. She had a history of transient ischemic attack with migraine headaches. Diagnostic workup revealed a right to left cardiac shunt. An isolated right pulmonary artery to left pulmonary vein fistula was diagnosed on pulmonary angiogram. The fistula was occluded successfully by cardiac catheterization. Early recognition and intervention is indicated to prevent further complications. (Cardiol J 2011; 18, 1: 73-76)
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Keywords

stroke; pulmonary arterio venous fistula; transcatheter closure

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Title

An isolated fistula between the right pulmonary artery and the right pulmonary vein: An unusual cause of stroke in a young female

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 18, No 1 (2011)

Pages

73-76

Published online

2011-02-08

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2011;18(1):73-76.

Keywords

stroke
pulmonary arterio venous fistula
transcatheter closure

Authors

Zehra Husain
Madhavlita Vuppali
Khursheed Hussain
Mohammed N. Khan
Kirit Patel
Thomas Forbes
Joseph J. Bander
Srinath T. Gowda

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