|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)
|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)