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Coronary artery disease in an 18 year old with pseudoxanthoma elasticum: successful surgical therapy.

Authors
  • Bete, J M
  • Banas, J S Jr
  • Moran, J
  • Pinn, V
  • Levine, H J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 06, 1975
Volume
36
Issue
4
Pages
515–520
Identifiers
PMID: 1081335
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An 18 year old girl with pseudoxanthoma elasticum, a 7 year history of angina pectoris and evidence of an old anteroseptal myocardial infarction was found on coronary angiography to have three vessel coronary artery disease. A triple coronary artery-saphenous vein bypass graft was performed, and she has been asymptomatic for 1 year. Histologic examination of a segment of the right coronary artery revealed changes consistent with the vascular lesion of pseudoxanthoma elasticum.

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