Transcatheter coronary artery fistula occlusion in pediatric and adult patients facilitated by detachable coils

Hopkins, K.A.; Unger, E.; Schimmel, D.; Nugent, A.; Tannous, P.

Interv. Cardiol. 2021 Jan 13; 13(1):252-256

Abstract

Coronary artery fistulae are rare congenital or acquired lesions that may require surgical or transcatheter closure to prevent long-term sequelae. We present our experience using detachable coils with expandable hydrogel for successful occlusion of fistulae in patients ranging from 7 months to 82 years of age. The young children demonstrated remarkable remodeling of giant coronary aneurysms after fistula closure.

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