Modified staged surgical approach to coexisting severe coronary artery disease and large abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Research paper by Miltiadis I MI Matsagas, Christina C Bali, John C JC Papakostas, Socrates S Sismanidis, Helen M HM Arnaoutoglou, George G Papadopoulos, George E GE Drossos

Indexed on: 26 Apr '08Published on: 26 Apr '08Published in: Journal of Cardiac Surgery


Surgical management of coexisting severe coronary artery disease and large or symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm may be required in patients who are unsuitable candidates for minimally invasive interventions. Although several options have been proposed, the optimal timing to deal with both entities, in order to achieve the best outcome, is still debatable. This report presents a modified approach based on a two-stage treatment in a single anesthetic session.