Coronary bypass grafts are an excellent choice to manage Coronary Artery Disease, however, they are not time-proof. Graft decay and occlusion is a common problem that worsens with time and suboptimal management of risk factors. Treating such a severe disease doesn’t require repeating the open-heart surgery. With modern treatment options, the occluded grafts can be treated to normal with a safe and quick catheter-based approach.
We share with you a case of a patient who had a stress test, followed by a catheter procedure based on the abnormality of the test, which showed a critical occlusion of the graft to the right side of the heart.
Our team at #AHV was able to identify the problem and provide a timely same-day intervention to save the graft, all in one day.