Urgent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with HIV.

@article{Kawata2004UrgentOC,
  title={Urgent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with HIV.},
  author={Mitsuhiro Kawata and Kazuhiko Higuchi and Kenji Koseni and Hiroyuki Tsukihara},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={2189-90}
}
We report a case of successful urgent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for unstable angina pectoris in a 54-year-old human with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We studied the changes in CD4+ cells and HIV-RNA copy during the perioperative period. The results showed that off-pump CABG did not reduce the CD4+ cell count and did… CONTINUE READING