Avoidance of Dialysis in an End-Stage Renal Disease Patient Status-post Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Document Type : Case Report


1 Research Assistant, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, United States

2 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


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