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Successful occlusion of a coronary arteriovenous fistula using an Amplatzer™ duct occluder

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 July 2011

Masood Sadiq*
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore, Pakistan
James L Wilkinson
Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Shakeel A Qureshi
Guy's Hospital, London, U.K.
Correspondence to: Dr Masood Sadiq, Assistant Professor, The Institute of Child Health/The Children's Hospital, Consultant paediatric Cardiologist, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Ghaus-ul-Azam (Jail) Road, Lahore, Pakistan. Tel: 92 42 5 167392 Fax: 92 42 7565904; E-mail:


In an 11-year old boy with a large coronary arteriovenous fistula between the left coronary artery and the right atrium, we achieved successful closure using a 10–8 Amplatzer Duct Occluder introduced from the right internal jugular vein. Angiography 6 weeks later showed complete occlusion of the fistula, with normal opacification of the left coronary arterial system. This technique may be used as an alternative to coils and surgery in selected patients.

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