Surgical treatment of chronic total occlusion of the left main coronary artery: a case report


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Aykut K. , Ozdemir C., ALTINKAYNAK Y., ACIKEL U.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.20, no.2, pp.352-354, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.066
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.352-354

Abstract

In this report, we present a case who was admitted to our hospital with complaints of effort-induced mild chest pain and palpitation. Although rarely seen, chronic total occlusion of the left main coronary artery was detected. After a successful coronary artery bypass graft surgery in which the left internal mammary artery was anastomosed to the left anterior descending artery and a saphenous vein graft to the circumflex artery, the patient recovered well. He remained asymptomatic within a follow-up period of six months after the surgical treatment.