Management of Traumatic Coronary Artery Injuries: Advantages of Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass

B. Zane Atkins, Jeffrey P. Salomone, Anuradha Subramanian, J. Ryan Burke, Gary A. Vercruysse

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Coronary artery injuries are rare but highly lethal. Debate exists as to the best treatment for this complex set of injuries, with historical treatment favoring arterial ligation. Although conventional coronary artery bypass grafting using cardiopulmonary bypass has been used somewhat successfully, enthusiasm for off-pump CABG (OPCAB) has grown more recently. We report two unique cases of left anterior descending coronary arterial injuries managed successfully with OPCAB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-384
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010



  • Chest trauma
  • Multiple trauma
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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