- Elizabeth Fierro,
- Rutuja R Sikachi,
- Abhinav Agrawal,
- Isha Verma,
- Marcin Ojrzanowski,
- Sonu Sahni
Cardiol Rev 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
1Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY; 2 Department of Anaesthesia, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Center, Pune, Maharashtra, India; 3 Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine - Northwell Health System, New Hyde Park, NY; 4 Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT; 5 Department of Cardiology, Bieganski Hospital - Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland.
Aorto-atrial fistulas are a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening condition, where an anomalous connection forms between the aortic structures and the cardiac atria. Aorto-atrial fistulas are most often the result of an underlying condition concerning the cardiac structures. It may be congenital, secondary to conditions such as aortic dissection, infective endocarditis, or valve replacement, or iatrogenic in nature. Read More