Early post-operative coronary thrombosis following repair of a proximal coronary artery fistula

Yashasvi Chugh, Bryan Lau, Cynthia C. Taub

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Abstract

Patients with aneurysmal coronary artery fistulas are often a treatment challenge. We hereby, report a case of aneurysmal left main coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula repair, complicated by an early post-operative thrombosis of the left main coronary artery, necessitating an orthotropic heart transplant. Routine use of peri-procedural and long-term anti-coagulation is usually not a standard recommendation in these cases; however, early institution of the same may prevent flow stasis, thrombus formation and unfavorable outcomes pre- or post-operatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)OD17-OD18
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume10
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Coronary artery aneurysm
  • Heart transplant
  • Thrombus formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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