Coronary artery bypass surgery in a patient with analbuminemia

Tex Heart Inst J. 2011;38(1):85-7.


Congenital analbuminemia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the absence of serum albumin, or by its presence in very low concentrations. Up to now, only 43 cases have been reported. There is little information about analbuminemia, and no operation on an analbuminemic patient has been reported. This, we believe, is the 1st report of an operation on an analbuminemic patient for coronary artery disease in which the perioperative experience is presented.

Keywords: Albumins/deficiency/genetics; blood proteins; coronary artery bypass grafting; risk factor; serum albumin/analysis/deficiency/genetics.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Albumins / administration & dosage
  • Coronary Artery Bypass*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / complications
  • Coronary Artery Disease / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Hypoalbuminemia / blood
  • Hypoalbuminemia / complications*
  • Hypoalbuminemia / genetics
  • Hypoalbuminemia / therapy
  • Male
  • Serum Albumin / deficiency*
  • Serum Albumin / genetics
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Albumins
  • Serum Albumin