Successful Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for a Renal Transplant Patient

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan)

Yoshio Hayashida Noritsugu Morishige Hidehiko Iwahashi
Masaru Nishimi Kazuma Takeuchi Nobuhisa Ito
Go Kuwahara Yuta Sukehiro Tadashi Tashiro
This paper reports the findings of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) for a 56-year-old man who had undergone a renal transplantation. Coronary angiography (CAG) revealed triple-vessel coronary disease. OPCAB was therefore performed. The patient was discharged 20 days after surgery without any subsequent rejection, infection or renal dysfunction. At two years after the operation the patient is doing well without any cardiac events. Cardiac disease, especially coronary artery disease is a common cause of death in renal transplant patients. Cardiac surgery in renal transplant patients is expected to increase. OPCAB for renal transplant patients with ischemic heart disease is therefore expected to reduce the incidence of myocardial infarction, thereby prolonging patient survival.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 37: 281-284 (2008)