The patient is a 44-year-old man. He has had chest pain on effort since 1994, diagnosed as unstable angina in 1996. He was found to have three vessel disease on coronary angiography and was sent to TWMC for operation. CABG was performed for the right and left anterior descending arteries, and TMLR for the posteroinferior region because the left circumflex artery was fine and ungraftable. Both the grafts were patent and there was improved LV function. Interestingly, we found a coronary fistula running from the left coronary artery to the left ventricle. As far as we can tell from our literature searches, this is the first time that a coronary fistula has been found after TMLR.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|State||Published - 1999|