Long-term left internal mammary artery graft patency for coronary artery disease associated with pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Howard K. Song, Erez Sharoni, Byron Williams, Robert A. Guyton, John D. Puskas

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    Abstract

    Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare, inherited connective tissue disorder with numerous systemic manifestations that include premature coronary artery disease. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is known to be beneficial in patients with PXE-related coronary artery disease. In these patients, however, the suitability of arterial conduits, including the internal mammary artery, has been controversial. We present a patient with PXE-related coronary artery disease who has had long-term patency of a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft after an off-pump CABG procedure in which LIMA and bilateral radial artery conduits were used.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)691-693
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
    Volume78
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 1 2004

    Keywords

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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