May 1, 1992

Revascularization for coronary ostial stenosis in Takayasu's disease with calcified aorta

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
M TanakaS Tamaki


A case in which a patient with stenoses of the right and left coronary ostia and heavy calcification of the aorta caused by Takayasu's disease was successfully treated by coronary artery bypass grafting is presented. The aortic ends of the two grafts were attached to a xenopericardial patch, which was sutured into the ascending aorta. This technique can be done without fine sutures, which are required for proximal anastomosis of a vein graft, and may reduce the risk of ostial stenosis.

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Anastomosis, Surgical
Anatomical Anastomosis
Suture Techniques
Entire Vein
Structure of Parietal Pericardium
Entire Coronary Artery
Stenosis (invertebrate)
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Entire Aorta

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