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Journal-CVS. 2015; 3(1): 17-19


Graft choice and timing of coronary bypass surgery in patients with vasculitis syndromes: A report of two cases

Onur Gurer, Ismail Haberal.

Abstract
Polyarteritis nodosa is a multisystem disease with necrotizing vasculitis of middle and small sized arteries. Takayasu arteritis is a rare nonspecific inflammatory disease with unknown cause, predominantly affecting the aorta and its main branches. There has not yet been a consensus on graft choice for patients with vasculitis syndromes. Here we report one case with Polyarteritis Nodosa and the other with Takayasu’s arteritis undergoing coronary revascularization surgery.

Key words: Polyarteritis Nodosa; Takayasu arteritis, coronary artery bypass.



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