Evaluation of Arterial Grafts Prior to Coronary Bypass in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
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Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a rare, inherited connective tissue disorder associated with coronary and peripheral arterial disease and accelerated atherosclerosis in medium sized arteries. We describe 110-month symptom-free survival in a patient with pseudoxanthoma elasticum who underwent coronary bypass using the left internal mammary artery at 56 years of age. The vessel was evaluated pre-operatively with angiography to determine suitability, and he has not required further investigation or intervention due to lack of symptoms.
Heart, Lung and Circulation
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