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What is Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula?

What is Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula?

  • Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: An abnormal opening or connection between the aorta and the main pulmonary artery. It can occur through a traumatic penetrating injury or may be a complication of surgery. Severe cases can lead to heart failure.

Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula, or a subtype of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: Introduction

Types of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula:

Broader types of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula:

What causes Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula?

Causes of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: see causes of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

What are the symptoms of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula?

Symptoms of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: see symptoms of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula.
Treatments for Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: see treatments for Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

Name and Aliases of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

Main name of condition: Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

Other names or spellings for Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula:

Aortopulmonary fistula, Aorto-pulmonary artery fistula

Aorto-pulmonary artery fistula, Aortopulmonary fistula
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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