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Early and late results of surgical treatment of congenital coronary artery fistula.
  1. A J Bogers,
  2. J M Quaegebeur,
  3. H A Huysmans
  1. Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Leiden, The Netherlands.

    Abstract

    The early and late results of surgical treatment in 23 patients with congenital coronary artery fistula (CCAF) are presented. One patient died for reasons unrelated to the fistula during corrective surgery for an associated complex cyanotic abnormality. The patients with isolated CCAF and preoperative symptoms improved significantly after surgical closure of the CCAF (p less than 0.05). We conclude that all symptomatic patients with CCAF should be treated with surgical closure of the fistula.

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