The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

, Volume 30, Issue 8, pp 1419–1421 | Cite as

Congenital coronary arteriovenous fistulae in a transplanted heart

  • Pierpaolo Cannarile
  • Alessandro Iadanza
  • Sergio Mondillo
  • Carlo Pierli
Images in Cardiology


We report a very rare case of a heart transplanted man with angiographic documentation of multiple congenital fistulae arising from both coronary arteries and draining into main pulmonary artery. A transthoracic echocardiogram and right heart catheterization were also performed, to assess the functional importance of the shunt. We also carried out a brief review about this rare condition and we reported considerations about its prognosis and treatment.


Heart transplantation Coronary fistula Heart catheterization 


Conflict of interest


Supplementary material

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Video 1: Multiple vessels arising from left main and draining into pulmonary artery (AVI 19718 kb)
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Video 2: Right coronary fistulae directed toward pulmonary artery (AVI 13573 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierpaolo Cannarile
    • 1
  • Alessandro Iadanza
    • 2
  • Sergio Mondillo
    • 1
  • Carlo Pierli
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyLe Scotte HospitalSienaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Invasive CardiologyLe Scotte HospitalSienaItaly

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