Early failure of surgical angioplasty with tissue glue: a word of caution.

A 43-year-old woman with critical stenosis of the left main stem was managed with saphenous vein angioplasty using BioGlue. She developed severe myocardial ischemia postoperatively, probably due to external compression exerted on the patch by the adhesive material, and required emergency coronary artery bypass grafting.