Successful coronary artery bypass surgery in a patient with AIDS

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We report the case of a 47-year-old man with AIDS who underwent a successful quadruple coronary artery bypass operation. The improving prognosis of patients with HIV/AIDS, in addition to the reported incidence of plasma lipid abnormalities in patients receiving protease inhibitors, are laying the groundwork for a larger population in which premature coronary artery disease develops. Operative risk, immunosuppressive effect of cardiopulmonary bypass, and practical considerations in the care of these patients are discussed. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.




Mahan, V. L., Balaguer, J. M., Pezzella, A. T., Vander Salm, T. J., & Mady, B. J. (2000). Successful coronary artery bypass surgery in a patient with AIDS. In Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Vol. 70, pp. 1698–1699). Elsevier Inc.

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