Left main coronary artery occlusion in an asymptomatic patient: late complication after arterial switch operation

J Card Surg. 2016 Sep;31(9):599-600. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12785. Epub 2016 Jul 6.


Long-term complications of the arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries include coronary artery stenosis and occlusion. We present a patient with high-grade left main coronary artery stenosis 18 years following the arterial switch procedure who was successfully treated with a left internal mammary artery to left anterior descending artery bypass.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
  • Coronary Stenosis / etiology*
  • Coronary Stenosis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Revascularization
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Time Factors
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*