Mehmet Erdem Toker, Cüneyt Arkan, Ömer Faruk Akardere

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialization Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

A 62-year-old male patient was admitted to the cardiology clinic with chest pain. Previously, there was a history of eight coronary stent interventions in four separate sessions, and after coronary angiography, multivessel disease was detected and referred to us for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. After the necessary preparations, 4 x CABG was applied with LIMA-LAD, Ao-D1, Ao-CxOM2, Ao-RCA body on December 28, 2020. Endarterectomy was applied to the patient’s left anterior descending artery and right coronary artery vessels before bypass grafting. Right coronary artery was opened prior to crux and endarterectomy was performed. During the procedure, the 5 cm stent material was successfully removed together with the endarterectomy plaque by patting it proximally. The patient was discharged after a stable intensive care and service period.

Cite this article as: Toker ME, Arkan C, Akardere ÖF. Right coronary endarterectomy with stent removal before right coronary artery bypass during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Koşuyolu Heart J 2021;24(1):63.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept/Design - MT, CA, ÖA; Analysis and Interpretation - MT, CA, ÖA; Data Collection - MT, CA, ÖA; Writing - MT, CA, ÖA; Critical Revision - MT, CA, ÖA; Final Approval - MT, CA, ÖA; Overall Responsibility - MT, CA, ÖA.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declare that this study has received no financial support.

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