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Acquired right coronary artery fistula draining to the right ventricle: angiographic documentation of first appearance following reperfusion after acute myocardial infarction, with subsequent spontaneous closure
  1. P Schanzenbächer,
  2. J Bauersachs
  1. Medizinische Universitätsklinik, Würzburg, Germany
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor P Schanzenbächer, Medizinische Universitätsklinik, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 2, D-97080 Würzburg, Germany;


Most coronary artery fistulae are congenital in origin but have been reported to be acquired as complications of chest trauma, coronary angioplasty, or rupture of a coronary artery aneurysm. This is the first angiographic documentation of a coronary fistula acquired after myocardial infarction that subsequently closed spontaneously during follow up

  • acquired fistula
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • coronary artery fistula

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