A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for dyspnea and chest pain. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was scheduled because of severe stenosis of the left main trunk. Computed tomography showed severe atherosclerotic lesions in the whole aorta, especially in the ascending aorta. Although off-pump CABG was thought to be the 1st choice, we determined that it would be difficult to establish a cardiac support device due to atherosclerotic lesions in case of sudden deterioration. We performed on-pump beating CABG with axillary cannulation with an 8 mm tube graft. Postoperatively, we recognized no symptoms of stroke, and the patient was discharged on the 12th postoperative day. Axillary cannulation using a side graft was useful in the presence of atherosclerotic lesions in the ascending aorta.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Jan|
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