Successful Coronary Revascularization Using the PAS-Port System in a Patient With Takayasu's Arteritis and Behcet's Disease

Kenji Iino, Shigeyuki Tomita, Koichi Higashidani, Toshimi Ujiie, Sadahiko Arai, Go Watanabe

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Abstract

Coronary artery disease is rare in patients with Takayasu's arteritis or Behcet's disease. We report the case of a patient with concomitant Takayasu's arteritis and Behcet's disease who had angina pectoris develop due to severe narrowing of the left main coronary artery. The patient underwent revascularization with saphenous vein grafts with the assistance of the PAS-Port Proximal Anastomosis System (Cardica, Inc, Redwood City, CA). In conclusion, the PAS-Port Proximal Anastomosis System seems to be a safe and effective method of facilitating revascularization, particularly when severe calcification of the ascending aorta precludes cross-clamping during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1889-1891
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume82
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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