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, cilt.21, sa.2, ss.455-458, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5413
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.455-458

Özet

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.