Natural history of inadvertent aorta-saphenous vein-coronary vein bypass graft

Patrick H. McNulty, Ian C. Gilchrist

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Abstract

Inadvertent distal anastomosis of an aortocoronary bypass graft to a coronary vein is a rare but potentially serious complication of coronary artery bypass surgery. We describe a patient in whom such a conduit was discovered only incidentally 17 years after its creation. This case illustrates the pertinent features of this anomaly and demonstrates that it can have a benign natural history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)996-997
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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