A Case of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Using Arterial Grafts in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Review of the Literature

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan)

Hisashi Sakaguchi Mutsuo Tanaka Ryuji Kunitomo
Ichiro Ideta Yukihiro Katayama Ryo Hirayama
Michio Kawasuji
We report a case of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A 24-year-old woman with SLE had been treated with steroids and immunosuppressive agents for 7 years. The patient was admitted to Kumamoto University Hospital for the management of unstable angina. CABG was successfully performed using bilateral internal thoracic arteries and postoperative 3D-CT demonstrated good patency of both arterial grafts. The patient experienced no significant postoperative complications, and has remained well to datei8 months postdischarge).
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 33: 90-93 (2004)