Salvage extensive coronary thromboendarterectomy for a ruptured left anterior descending artery.


We describe a lifesaving emergent thromboendarterectomy of the entire left anterior descending artery in a 63-year old man. Four days earlier, he had undergone a coronary artery bypass grafting. The left anterior descending artery was not bypassed then due to severe diffuse disease and calcifications. After an uneventful recovery, syncope occurred during… (More)