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Successful Coronary Artery Bypass in Ehlers-Danlos Type IV Syndrome Case Report and Review of the Literature

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source: Texas Heart Institute Journal

year: 2012

authors: Sherif HM, Blackwell RA


Atherosclerotic coronary artery occlusive disease is very rare in cases of Ehlers-Danlos type IV syndrome. We report what we believe is a unique case of successful coronary artery bypass grafting for atherosclerotic coronary artery disease in a patient with this syndrome and examine the possible implications for the natural progression of the disease through a review of the literature. Nevertheless, we reiterate previous investigators’ advice that any invasive procedure on these patients should be approached with extreme caution and that surgery should be performed as a last resort, considering the significantly elevated risks.

organization: Christiana Hospital, Christiana Care Health System

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