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Cardiothoracic Surgery: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery |

A Dangerous Connection: Aorto Atrial Fistula

Ali Ghani, MD; Faizan Malik, MD; Irfan Ahsan, MD; Salman Farhat, MD; Wajahat HUmayun, MD; Ahsan Raza, MD
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Abington Jefferson Health, Horsham, PA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):51A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.058
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm is extremely rare, 0.09%-0.15% of cases, and comprises up to 3.5% of congenital cardiac anomalies1. It usually presents once it is ruptured and symptoms range from mild shortness of breath to congestive heart failure2. Early recognition and immediate surgical intervention are keys to a successful outcome

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