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Mediastinal fibrosis causing myocardial ischemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16305916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes an unusual etiology of coronary artery disease. A 60-year-old male presented with angina. He was treated with methysergide for migraine. It was determined that the patient possessed an extremely thick-walled ascending aorta that caused the coronary ostial narrowing. He underwent replacement of the ascending aorta and proximal aortic arch. Double vessel coronary artery bypass grafting was performed using saphenous vein. Microscopic examination indicated the pathology to be sclerosing mediastinis.
Pankaj Saxena; Peter J Tesar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-24     Completed Date:  2005-12-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2368-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Fibrosis / chemically induced,  complications
Mediastinum / pathology*
Methysergide / adverse effects
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / etiology*
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