ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Anesthetic approach to the patients with scleroderma at coronary artery surgery: two case reports
Tamer Aksoy1, İsmail Haberal2, Esra Ertürk2, Yılmaz Zorman2, Mahmut Akyıldız2, Orhan Fındık3
1Maltepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
2Maltepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
3Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.063
Scleroderma is a progressive connective tissue disease characterized by multiple-organ involvement. Altough the lesions are mostly seen in microvascular bed, in rare cases coronary and peripheral arteries are also affected. In this article, we report the problems and management strategies in two scleroderma patients at an intensive care unit after coronary artery bypass surgery.
Keywords : Anesthesia; coronary artery bypass surgery; scleroderma
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