Document Type: Case Report
Research Assistant, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, United States
General Surgeon, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Certain benefits are clearly associated with the use of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as compared with the on-pump CABG. The superiority is more evident in patients with multiple co morbidities including renal failure.
We reviewed the medical records of a 67-year-old male with a past medical history that was significant for multiple cardiovascular diseases and new-onset end-stage renal disease. The case was suffering from dyspnea and work-up was suggestive of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure.
During the hospital course, he developed end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis. Further cardiac evaluation presented three-vessel coronary artery disease. The patient underwent off-pump CABG. Post-operatively, the patient had minimal complications and did not receive hemodialysis for 53 days.
Off-pump CABG has evident short-term benefits for patients with the end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis, including possible improvement in cardiac function and avoidance of hemodialysis