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Coronary Artery Fistula -- Child

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by Neff DM


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:


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


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.


American Heart Association

Family Doctor—American Family Physician



Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada



Coronary artery fistula. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: Accessed May 29, 2014.

Coronary artery fistula. Johns Hopkins University, Cove Point Foundation website. Available at: 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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