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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 October;40(5):667-9
Right ventricular infarction complicating coronary artery bypass grafting
Shin H., Kumamoto T., Sumida T., Yozu R.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Shizuoka Red Cross Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan and Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Intraoperative right ventricular infarction immediately after coronary artery bypass grafting is a rare and potentially serious complication. We report a case in which an additional coronary artery bypass graft to a right ventricular branch with 99% stenosis brought about recovery from profound acute right ventricular failure. This case shows that complete revascularization to all graftable vessels, including even the right ventricular branch, is mandatory for successful coronary artery bypass grafting.