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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2011 August;52(4):609-11

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Barua A. 1, El-Shafei H. 2, Macdonald J. 3

1 Cardiac Surgery Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK; 2 Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK; 3 Department of Anesthesia, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK


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Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT, Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome) is an autosomal dominant condition which usually presents with recurrent epistaxis, due to the presence of mucocutaneous telangiectasia, and circulatory arteriovenous malformations (pulmonary, hepatic, cerebral and spinal). We present a patient with HHT and coronary artery disease, who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting with a successful outcome.

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