Coronary artery bypass grafting in an adult case with Kawasaki disease.

Department of Surgery, Kurume University, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume 830-0011, Japan.
Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery: official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia (Impact Factor: 0.69). 03/2002; 8(1):47-50.
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ABSTRACT Surgical revascularization for coronary artery lesions secondary to Kawasaki disease has been rarely reported in adult patients. We reported an adult case with few coronary risk factors but with multiple coronary artery aneurysms and obstructive lesions presumably secondary to Kawasaki disease who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with multiple arterial grafts. The postoperative course was uneventful. Because coronary artery sequelae of Kawasaki disease can be a cause of ischemic heart disease even in adults, heightened awareness of this possibility is required for young adults with coronary lesions but without coronary risk factors.

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