Coronary artery venous bypass graft aneurysm with symptomatic coronary artery emboli

Charles P. Taliercio, Hugh C. Smith, James R. Pluth, Raymond J. Gibbons

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A 53 year old man, asymptomatic for 9 years after aortoright coronary artery venous bypass surgery, developed two prolonged episodes of myocardial ischemia during a 7 month interval. Diagnostic exercise tests subsequent to each episode were normal. Coronary angiography demonstrated marked dilation with filling defects of the venous bypass graft. A large thrombus-filled venous by pass graft aneurysm was excised at surgery. Spontaneous coronary artery embolization related to a venous bypass graft aneurysm has not been described previously, but may become more frequent as survival and follow-up after coronary bypass surgery lengthen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-437
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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