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Successful treatment of saphenous venous graft thrombus by tirofiban infusion.
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PMID:  20457345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 60-year old man with a history of coronary-artery bypass grafting presented with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography revealed a huge intraluminal thrombus in the saphenous vein graft to the second obtuse marginal branch of the left circumflex artery. A glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor (tirofiban) was administered intravenously. Two days later, thrombus dissolution and Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) grade 3 flow were evident on repeat coronary angiography. Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors may be useful in a thrombus-laden saphenous-vein graft.
Authors:
Tunay Sentürk; Aysel Aydin Kaderli; Ozlem Aydin; Dilek Yeşilbursa; Osman Akin Serdar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Uludag University, Görükle, Bursa, Turkey. tunaysenturk@hotmail.com
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