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Acute dissection of the internal mammary artery: a fatal complication of coronary artery bypass grafting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2229155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of acute traumatic dissection of the right internal mammary artery is presented in a patient who had both IMAs grafted for recurrent angina 10 years after initial vein coronary revascularisation. The event was mistaken for spasm, but because of severe circulatory collapse no time was available to treat the patient appropriately. The purpose of this report is to facilitate the early recognition and avoidance of this potentially fatal complication.
D Dougenis; M C Robinson; M R Path; A H Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1990 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-04     Completed Date:  1990-12-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Regional Cardiothoracic Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass
Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis / adverse effects*
Intraoperative Complications / mortality
Mammary Arteries / injuries*

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