Cardiovascular complications following coarctation repair include aorto bronchial fistulas (ABF) which if untreated are invariably fatal. Reoperative surgery is associated with considerable mortality and morbidity. Endovascular stent aortoplasty provides a relatively new and viable alternative. Two cases of ABF post coarctation repair that presented with life threatening haemoptysis are discussed. Endovascular repair appears safe and feasible in an emergency and may become the preferred treatment modality in such cases.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Cardiac Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2007|