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Vasodilator resistant lethal spasm after uncomplicated off-pump coronary surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16551827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of lethal spasm of non-grafted coronary arteries after an uncomplicated off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with no predisposing factors other than smoking. Transcatheter intraluminal injection of several vasodilators failed to relieve the spasm. The patient remained in profound cardiogenic shock due to broad acute myocardial infarction and died of multiple organ failure.
Tetsuya Ueno; Kazuyuki Ikeda; Atsushi Nakashima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-22     Completed Date:  2008-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima 890-8520, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump / adverse effects*
Coronary Artery Disease / surgery*
Coronary Vasospasm / drug therapy*,  etiology*
Drug Resistance
Fatal Outcome
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vasodilator Agents

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