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Coronary artery bypass grafting in an achondroplastic dwarf.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7580365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To our knowledge, coronary bypass for complications of coronary artery disease in achondroplasia has not previously been described. Achondroplasia, in and of itself, is not a contraindication to coronary bypass. Although the anatomic reserve of saphenous vein is less in achondroplastic dwarfs than in people of normal stature, that vessel and the internal mammary artery can be harvested in routine fashion. A 60-year-old woman with several risk factors for coronary artery disease underwent successful bypass surgery, which included the use of both a saphenous vein and the left internal mammary artery.
J M Balaguer; D Perry; J Crowley; J M Moran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-28     Completed Date:  1995-12-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Achondroplasia / surgery*
Angina, Unstable / surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Dwarfism / surgery*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / surgery
Myocardial Revascularization / methods
Postoperative Complications / surgery
Postoperative Hemorrhage / surgery
Saphenous Vein / transplantation

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