Coil Embolization of Coronary Artery Fistulas

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2008
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Brief Summary:
Background and Purpose: Congenital coronary artery fistula (CAF) is an uncommon anomaly. In some patients they can became symptomatic, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We report our experience in percutaneous treatment of CAF.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
C14 C14907933 C14907933125 G09330582163324 C14280647250 Device: Coil

Detailed Description:

Congenital coronary artery fistula (CAF) can be defined as a direct communication of a coronary artery with a cardiac chamber, great vessel, or other vascular structure, bypassing the myocardial capillary bed.

CAF is an uncommon anomaly, occurring as an incidental finding in 0.1% to 0.2% of coronary angiograms. They are not gender specific. Many patients have symptoms like congestive heart failure, infective endocarditis, myocardial ischemia, or rupture of an aneurismal fistula. Surgical closure of coronary artery fistula was initially reported in 1983 with low rates of morbidity and mortality.

Percutaneous treatment appeared as an alternative to surgery. Transcatheter closure of CAF was first utilized in 1983. Along this years, with experience and improvements in catheterization equipment and occlusion devices, CAF occlusion have been successfully performed using microcoils.

We report our experience in using microcoils to percutaneous treatment of coronary fistulas.

Study Type : Observational
Official Title: Coil Embolization of Coronary Artery Fistulas: A Single Centre Experience
Study Start Date : January 2004
Study Completion Date : August 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fistulas

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Coronary artery fistulas
  • Clinical diagnosis of angina, myocardial infarction, left ventricular insufficiency, ventricular enlargement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <18 or > 85 years
  • Cardiogenic shock _ severe ventricular enlargement

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00198016

Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, 38001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Zuheir Kabbani, Cardiology HOSPITEN Identifier: NCT00198016     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HOSPITEN
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2008
Last Verified: August 2005

Keywords provided by HOSPITEN:
coronary fistulas.
coils embolization.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical