Coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with polyarteritis nodosa presenting with acute myocardial infarction and multiple coronary aneurysms.

@article{Kawajiri2014CoronaryAB,
  title={Coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with polyarteritis nodosa presenting with acute myocardial infarction and multiple coronary aneurysms.},
  author={Hidetake Kawajiri and Eisei Koh and Noriyasu Masuda and Hiromasa Kira and Takuma Yamasaki},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 Suppl},
  pages={769-72}
}
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a necrotizing form of vasculitis that affects small- and medium- sized vessels. Cases of ischemic heart disease involving coronary aneurysms in patients with PAN have been reported previously, but there have only been a few reports of coronary artery surgery for PAN-related coronary disease. A 46-year-old female with a history… CONTINUE READING