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Gastrointestinal haemorrhage after off-pump coronary artery bypass.
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PMID:  19105098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastrointestinal haemorrhage secondary to off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) surgery is uncommon but lethal. We describe an 83-year-old male patient who developed gastrointestinal haemorrhage after successful off-pump CABG. He received intensive treatment, but further deteriorated following noradrenaline infusion, and subsequently died six days after surgery. Off-pump technique in combination with an extensive calcified arterial system could lead to mesenteric ischaemia accounting for the postoperative gastrointestinal haemorrhage, which might be exacerbated by the use of noradrenaline in this octogenarian patient.
Shi-Min Yuan; Amihay Shinfeld; Ehud Raanani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kardiologia polska     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0022-9032     ISO Abbreviation:  Kardiol Pol     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-23     Completed Date:  2009-03-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376352     Medline TA:  Kardiol Pol     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1205-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Chaim Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump / adverse effects*
Fatal Outcome
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
Norepinephrine / adverse effects
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