Can an early peri-anastomotic LITA stenosis be reversible?

Massimo Massetti, Calin Ivascau, Dimitrios Buklas, Remy Sabatier, Olivier Lepage, Eugenio Neri, Gerard Babatasi, Andrè Khayat

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Peri-anastomotic graft stenosis is a possible complication of coronary artery bypass graft operations. Early failure of myocardial revascularization may result from graft stenosis with inherent difficulties in perioperative diagnosis and subsequent management. We report the case of a 58-year-old man who experienced early preanastomotic left internal thoracic artery bypass stenosis that progressively resolved during a 2-year period without reoperation or interventional angioplasty. Although the mechanisms underlying graft stenosis remain unclear, this case emphasizes the role of repeated coronary angiography in the choice of treatment. © 2005 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • 23
  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump
  • Coronary Restenosis
  • Electrocardiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Arteries
  • Time Factors
  • Transplantation, Heterotopic


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