Evaluation of arterial grafts prior to coronary bypass in pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Heart Lung Circ. 2011 Nov;20(11):726-7. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.08.007. Epub 2011 Sep 8.


Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a rare, inherited connective tissue disorder associated with coronary and peripheral arterial disease and accelerated atherosclerosis in medium sized arteries. We describe 110-month symptom-free survival in a patient with pseudoxanthoma elasticum who underwent coronary bypass using the left internal mammary artery at 56 years of age. The vessel was evaluated pre-operatively with angiography to determine suitability, and he has not required further investigation or intervention due to lack of symptoms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mammary Arteries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum / surgery*