Stent-graft Repair of Coronary Vein Graft Aneurysm

Department of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Journal of vascular and interventional radiology: JVIR (Impact Factor: 2.41). 04/2009; 20(5):649-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvir.2009.02.004
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The authors describe treating a 6-cm right coronary artery bypass graft aneurysm that was causing recurrent angina. With use of the combined skills of interventional radiologists and cardiologists, the aneurysm was successfully occluded by using a stent-graft typically used to treat aneurysms in the peripheral circulation. One month after the procedure, the aneurysm had sealed at follow-up computed tomographic angiography.

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