ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Coronary bypass operation in a nine-year-old patient with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia: a case report
Faik Fevzi Okur1, İhsan Sami Uyar1, Türkay Sarıtaş2, Vedide Tavlı2, Alp Alayunt1
1Şifa Tıp Merkezi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Bölümü, İzmir
2Dr. Behçet Uz Çocuk Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Bölümü, İzmir
It is well documented that homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia might necessitate coronary bypass surgery in children. In this article, we present a nine-year-old girl admitted to our clinic due to respiratory distress and chest pain due to exertion which she had suffered for one month. The patient was suspected to have coronary artery disease and coronary angiography was done, revealing 90% narrowing in the left main coronary artery before the bifurcation point and osteal 90% narrowing in the right coronary artery. The patient underwent coronary artery bypass surgery and bilateral internal mammary arteries were used for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
Keywords : Coronary bypass surgery; coronary disease/etiology/ surgery; familial hypercholesterolemia
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