Successful off pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma

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Abstract:

We report a successful off pump coronary artery bypass case in a patient with a pre-operatively undiagnosed pheochromocytoma. The patient had no signs of ischemia intra- or post-operatively due to aggressive antihypertensive treatment. We would also like to emphasize the importance of using an adequate stabilizing device in order to safely perform anastomoses in a situation like this.

Keywords: coronary artery bypass surgery; off pump coronary artery bypass surgery; pheochromocytoma

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1399-6576.2003.00191.x

Affiliations: Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication date: September 1, 2003

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