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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 February;42(1):61-3
Angiographic evidence of thrombosis after off-pump coronary surgery. A case report
Mariani M. A. *, Drenth D. J., Boonstra P. W., Grandjean J. G.
From the Thorax Center University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
*Institute of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery University Hospital Siena, Italy
We report the case of a patient who underwent off-pump coronary surgery, whose postoperative (3 days) angiography showed the presence of a thrombus in the left internal mammary artery. The thrombus responded to an aggressive anticoagulant treatment, showing a perfect angiographic result 15 months later. According to our previous studies, we suggest that an adequate anti-coagulant treatment should be undertaken for patients undergoing off-pump coronary surgery in the early postoperative period.