Left internal mammary artery graft perforation repair using polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stents

Remo Albiero, Takahiro Nishida, Nicola Corvaja, Marco Vaghetti, Carlo D. Mario, Antonio Colombo

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Abstract

The increase in the use of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) as graft of choice to the left anterior descending coronary artery for conventional and minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery has led to an increased incidence of LIMA pathologic lesions early after surgery. The lesion, commonly located in the body of the LIMA graft, is usually caused by mechanical injury during harvesting of the vessel. In this context, percutaneous intervention with stent implantation can be complicated by vessel rupture, which usually requires emergency surgical repair. We describe two cases of stent implantation in newly placed LIMA grafts complicated by vessel rupture, which were successfully repaired using polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stents. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Artery perforation
  • Internal mammary artery graft
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent
  • Stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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