Title

Just Another Acute Chest Pain? Case of Contained Rupture of a Saphenous Venous Graft Pseudo-Aneurysm Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome

Publication/Presentation Date

1-2017

Abstract

Rupture of a saphenous vein graft (SVG) pseudo-aneurysm presenting as a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction is a rarely reported, but serious complication of prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery. We present a case of a 76-year-old man who presented with severe chest pain and elevated cardiac biomarkers, and was found to have a contained pseudo-aneurysm rupture at the site of anastomosis of a 15-year SVG with the ascending aorta requiring surgical repair. We also review presenting symptoms, the current literature and treatment approaches for SVG pseudo-aneurysm.

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

17

Last Page

19

Disciplines

Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article