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Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula is available below.

Symptoms of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

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Causes of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

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Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

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Definitions of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula:

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

 

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