Rescue percutaneous coronary intervention for graft failure immediately after coronary artery bypass grafting: Case report and review of literature

Stewart Levine, Cesar E. Mendoza, Salim S. Virani, Glenn Barquet, Joshua Purow, Kushagra Katariya, Tomas Salerno

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Perioperative graft failure remains a significant problem and carries a very high morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Different therapeutic options are available for the clinician to manage this complication. These include direct reoperation, balloon angioplasty, angioplasty along with stenting, intra-aortic balloon pumping, and conservative medical management. Immediate percutaneous coronary intervention has been reported to be a viable alternative to emergent redo CABG in these patients. Herein, we report an additional case of early graft failure immediately following CABG and review the existing literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-712
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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