Aorto-right atrial fistula. A rare complication of aortic dissection.

  title={Aorto-right atrial fistula. A rare complication of aortic dissection.},
  author={Anthony J Page and Magdi Habib Yacoub and George Sutton},
  journal={British heart journal},
  volume={35 12},
The complications of aortic dissection include occlusion of the vessels arising from the aorta, haemopericardium, pleural effusion, and the development of aortic incompetence. Among the less common complications is haematoma of the interatrial septum (Yacoub, Schottenfeld, and Kittle, I972). Rarely, such a haematoma may rupture into the right atrium thereby giving rise to an aorto-right atrial fistula (Dulake and Ashfield, I964; Kuipers and Schatz, I963; Temple, Rainey, and Anabtawi, I966… CONTINUE READING


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