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American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e318252da20
Case Reports

Intrapleural Rupture of a Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula

López, José Carlos MD

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Abstract

Abstract: A 72-year-old white woman was admitted to the hospital for mitral valve replacement with a metallic valve. A few days after surgery, the patient experienced a sudden cardiac arrest and died because of the intrapleural rupture of a pulmonary arteriovenous fistula.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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