Surgery for chronic total occlusion of the left main stem: a 10-year experience.

@article{Akhtar2009SurgeryFC,
  title={Surgery for chronic total occlusion of the left main stem: a 10-year experience.},
  author={Raja Parvez Akhtar and Mumraiz Salik Naqshband and Abdul Rehman Abid and Zafar Tufail and Abdul Waheed and Jawad Sajid Khan},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={472-6}
}
Chronic total occlusion of the left main stem coronary artery is rare. This retrospective study was conducted to evaluate outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting between June 1998 and June 2008 in patients with chronic left main stem total occlusion. There were 17 (0.025%) cases detected in 67,082 coronary angiograms. The 14 men and 3 women had a mean age of 55.32 +/- 9.2 years. Risk factors included diabetes in 8, hypertension in 6, and smoking in 6. Of 54 grafts applied, 15 were arterial… CONTINUE READING