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Severe coronary artery disease with coarctation of the aorta: role of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.
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PMID:  15620979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Severe coronary artery disease with coarctation of the aorta is an unusual and challenging clinical problem. We encountered three adults with severe coronary artery disease and tight coarctation of the aorta. Since angina was the dominant symptom in all, off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) was done as a first stage. All survived the operation. After a gap of 3 weeks, coarctation repair has been done in 1 patient. We believe that OPCABG offers some unique advantages in this difficult situation.
Komarakshi R Balakrishnan; Sadagopan Thanikachalam; Jayanthi Satyanarayana Murthy; Richard Saldanha; Mariappan Jayarajah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-28     Completed Date:  2005-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Ramachandra Medical College Hospital, Porur, Madras, India.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / etiology
Aortic Coarctation / complications,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump* / methods
Coronary Disease / complications,  surgery*
Hypertension / complications
Middle Aged
Thoracotomy / methods
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology,  surgery

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