Is traumatic arteriovenous fistula the cause of congestive heart failure? a case report


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Mentese U., Haliloglu E., Usta S., ÖZCAN F.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.21, no.2, pp.455-458, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5413
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-458

Abstract

Acquired arteriovenous fistulas may have resulted from penetrant traumas. A 72-year-old male was hospitalized for dyspnea, swollen legs and ulserated dermatitis. Physical examination of the patient with a history of gunshot wound 45 years ago revealed congestive heart failure, left-leg venous insufficiency, and ulserated stasis dermatitis. We report this case, to remind that we can come across not just a simple venous insufficiency, but also a complex structure as congestive heart failure in a certain time period, if a patient with traumatic arteriovenous fistula is not diagnosed and treated immediately.