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Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with liver cirrhosis

  • Taira Yamamoto
  • Kenji Takazawa
  • Akifusa Hariya
  • Noboru Ishikawa
  • Shizuyuki Dohi
  • Satoshi Matsushita
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Abstract

We report a case of unstable angina pectoris and alcohol-related Child-Pugh class B cirrhosis. The patient was a 60-year-old man who was admitted to hospital with chest pain. He had previously been diagnosed to have Child B cirrhosis due to alcoholic liver dysfunction at 58 years of age. He also had experienced ruptured esophageal varices, moderate ascites, and hyperammonemia. We performed percutaneous catheter intervention; however, he developed re-stenosis in the right coronary artery, and progression in the disease in other coronary arteries. We then performed coronary artery bypass grafting on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass. He was discharged on the 13th postoperative day without any complications. This case demonstrated that off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting was safe for such a patient.

Key words

off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting liver cirrhosis Child-Pugh class B 

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© Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Taira Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Kenji Takazawa
    • 1
  • Akifusa Hariya
    • 1
  • Noboru Ishikawa
    • 1
  • Shizuyuki Dohi
    • 1
  • Satoshi Matsushita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryJuntendo University, School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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