Avulsion of the left internal mammary artery after minimally invasive coronary bypass

John McMahon, Jacob Bergsland, Djavad T. Arani, Tomas A. Salerno

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Abstract

Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting is a relatively new procedure. An unusual complication occurred in a patient after a period of heavy lifting, namely, avulsion of the left internal mammary artery graft. He presented with a clinical picture of myocardial infarction and shock. Diagnostic work-up and surgical management are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)843-844
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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