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Cardiogenic Shock From an Acute Rupture of an Infectious Saphenous Vein Graft Aneurysm

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Robert Montgomery, Michael J. Javorski, Faisal Bakaeen, Michael Z. Tong, Gosta B. Pettersson, Aaron J. Weiss

Montgomery et al. report on untreated infectious aneurysms of native coronary artery and aortocoronary bypass grafts are associated with high mortality. Early diagnosis proves difficult given non-specific presenting symptoms, however once recognized, early intervention is essential to mitigate complications such as myocardial ischemia or pericardial tamponade. The successful surgical management of a patient who presented two months after diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia is described in this report.

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