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[Concomitant surgery--coronary artery bypass and pulmonary lobectomy].

Authors
  • Korach, A
  • Izhar, U
  • Rudis, E
  • Elami, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Harefuah
Publication Date
May 15, 2000
Volume
138
Issue
10
Identifiers
PMID: 10883246
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Coronary artery disease amenable to percutaneous interventions or coronary artery bypass grafting, and resectable lung cancer are major causes of morbidity and mortality. We present our experience in the treatment of 3 patients (men aged 64 and 66 and a woman of 77) who each had significant coronary artery disease and a resectable lung tumor. They underwent combined coronary artery bypass grafting and pulmonary lobectomy. We conclude from our experience and review of the literature that concomitant surgery in such cases is safe and effective, decreases suffering, and decreases the cost of 2 separate invasive procedures.

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