ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgical treatment of chronic total occlusion of the left main coronary artery: a case report
Koray Aykut1, Coşkun Özdemir1, Yusuf Altınkaynak2, Ünal Açıkel1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Special Ege Hospital, Denizli, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiology, Special Ege Hospital, Denizli, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.066
In this report, we present a case who was admitted to our hospital with complaints of effort-induced mild chest pain and palpitation. Although rarely seen, chronic total occlusion of the left main coronary artery was detected. After a successful coronary artery bypass graft surgery in which the left internal mammary artery was anastomosed to the left anterior descending artery and a saphenous vein graft to the circumflex artery, the patient recovered well. He remained asymptomatic within a follow-up period of six months after the surgical treatment.
Keywords : Coronary angiography; coronary artery bypass grafting; left main coronary artery
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