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Antegrade transcatheter closure of coronary artery fistulae using vascular occlusion devices
  1. C A C Pedra,
  2. J Pihkala,
  3. D G Nykanen,
  4. L N Benson
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, The Variety Club Catheterization Laboratories, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada
  1. Dr Benson email: benson{at}


Two children (a 9 year old boy and a 2.5 year old girl) with coronary artery fistulae communicating with the right ventricle underwent successful transcatheter occlusion using an antegrade technique. A Rashkind double umbrella device was used in one case and an Amplatzer duct occluder in the other.

  • interventional cardiology
  • congenital heart defects
  • coronary artery fistula
  • paediatric cardiology

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