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Accelerated atherosclerosis in tertiary syphilis and successful treatment with saphenous vein grafting--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11512694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 48-year-old male patient having none of the known risk factors for atherosclerosis underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery because of double-vessel coronary artery disease. During the operation, the aorta, both internal thoracic arteries (L/R-ITA), and the femoral artery were sclerotic, and CABG was performed using only saphenous vein grafts. A diagnosis of tertiary syphilis had been confirmed by either microscopic or serologic tests. There were different degrees of sclerosis in different arteries of different sizes. The presence of coronary artery disease with no known atherosclerotic risk factors should include preoperative testing for connective tissue disorders, chronic inflammatory disease, and cold hemagglutinins, because of the possible use of obligatory deep hypothermia or total circulatory arrest due to a diseased ascending aorta.
N T Ogus; C Cakalagaoglu; F Cakalagaoglu; S Cicek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-21     Completed Date:  2001-09-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods
Coronary Artery Disease / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
Severity of Illness Index
Syphilis, Cardiovascular / complications*,  pathology*
Treatment Outcome

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