Two- and three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography in the assessment of acquired ascending aortic aneurysm to pulmonary artery fistula

Asad Ullah Roomi, Tugba Kemaloglu Oz, Shammah O. Williams, Navin C. Nanda, Kruti Jayesh Mehta, Aylin Sungur, David C. McGiffin

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Aorta to pulmonary artery fistula is an uncommon and potentially fatal condition. This case is of a 48-year-old Caucasian male with congestive heart failure and multiple aortic valve replacement surgeries who presented with an acquired ascending aortic aneurysm to pulmonary artery fistula diagnosed using two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography via nonstandard imaging windows. Three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography using live/real time three-dimensional color Doppler was used to assess the size of the opening of the fistula, providing additional value. This patient was surgically managed and is doing well 8 months postoperation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1110
Number of pages4
JournalEchocardiography-A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • aorta to pulmonary artery fistula
  • echocardiography
  • three-dimensional echocardiography
  • three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography
  • transthoracic echocardiography

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