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.
- Continuous heart murmur
- Left heart failure
- Shortness of breath on exertion
- Cool extremities at rest
There is no known way to prevent this condition.