A Case of Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass for Acute Myocardial Infarction with Cardiogenic Shock

(Department of Surgery III, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Japan)

Takashi Ueda Tetsuji Kawata Hiroshi Naito
Michitaka Kimura Shigeki Taniguchi
A 67-year-old man was considered a candidtate for CABG because coronary angiogram showed obstruction segment 6 and stenoses of segments 9 and 12. He underwent emergency CABG due to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with cardiogenic shock caused by hemorrhage from a gastric ulcer. Because of hypoxia due to pulmonary edema and acute renal failure an intraaortic baloon was inserted. He had a history of cerebrovascular stroke. Although coronary angiogram revealed multiple vessel disease, we performed off-pump coronary artery bypass (saphenous vein graft-left anterior descending artery) for salvage, because cardiopulmonary bypass was considered very risky and further systemic heparinization might be fatal. He has returned to his job, and is now free from angina. As AMI with cardiogenic shock is often caused by a lesion in the LAD, CABG without cardiopulmonary bypass may be an effective technique in certain selected patients.@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 29: 339-342 (2000)