Successful off pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Huddinge University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Publication date: September 1, 2003