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Coronary Artery Fistula -- Child

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by Neff DM
 

Diagnosis

Images may be taken of your child's bodily structures. This can be done with:
Your child's heart function may be tested. This can be done with:
 

Treatment

Talk with the doctor about the best treatment plan for your child. Options include:

Surgery

Surgeries that may be done to treat this condition include:
  • Coil embolization —A special coil is passed through blood vessels in the arms or legs to the heart. The coil can close off the abnormal vessel.
  • Open heart surgery—to close the defect with stitches.

Lifelong Monitoring

Your child will have regular exams by a heart doctor. This is done to prevent major complications.
 

RESOURCES

American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org

Family Doctor—American Family Physician
http://www.familydoctor.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Cardiovascular Society
http://www.ccs.ca

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca

 

References


Coronary artery fistula. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1748/mainpageS1748P1.html. Accessed May 29, 2014.


Coronary artery fistula. Johns Hopkins University, Cove Point Foundation website. Available at: http://www.pted.org/?id=coronaryfistula1. Updated May 16, 2011. Accessed May 29, 2014.


Lin C-T, Lin T-K. The current status of coronary artery fistula. J Intern Med Taiwan. 2009;20:484-489.

 

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