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Congenital hypopituitarism: Monitoring after coronary artery bypass grafting

Author(s): Siminelakis Stavros | Kotsanti Angeliki | Baikoussis Nikolaos | Andrikoula Maria | Bairaktari Eleni | Papadopoulos George

Journal: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
ISSN 0971-9784

Volume: 13;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 257;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: CABG | cardiopulmonary bypass | cerebral oximetry | congenital hypopituitarism | coronary artery bypass grafts | INVOS | off-pump coronary artery bypass | pituitary dwarf

Cardiovascular disease in patients with congenital hypopituitarism is not rare; however, there is a lack of reports referring to cardiac interventions in such patients. We present a 76-year-old man with complete pituitary hormone deficiency, who presented with recurrent events of unstable angina. He had a significant stenosis of the left anterior descending artery and he underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass. Our aim is to present the successful management of this patient with congenital hypopituitarism who underwent cardiac surgery and to review the relevant literature.
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