Posts Tagged ‘SVG graft aneurysm’

A 75-year-old male post CABG with severe LV dysfunction and ICD and dual-chamber pacer in situ presented with NSTEMI.

An angiogram revealed something, and he got this form of treatment. ? What is it?

Image and case courtesy Patel R, Ghadiam H, Patel P, et al. (April 05, 2020) Angina Leading to Metal in the Heart: An Interesting Case of Saphenous Vein Graft Coiling. Cureus 12(4): e7546. doi:10.7759/cureus.7546

Features of SVG venous graft aneurysm

Graft aneurysm what are the risks?

  • Thrombosis
  • Recurrent ACS
  • Rupture 


  • Vascular plug
  • Multiple coils  (Does coil occlusion offer a permanent cure?  I can’t think so )
  • Covered stent
  • None. No Intervention Just OAC & observe, follow up can be a good option and can beat all above three in many patients.


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2.Dieter RS, Patel AK, Yandow D, Pacanowski JP Jr, Bhattacharya A, Gimelli G, Kosolcharoen P, Russell D. Conservative vs. invasive treatment of aortocoronary saphenous vein graft aneurysms: treatment algorithm based upon a large series. Cardiovasc Surg 2003;11:507–513.CrossrefMedlineGoogle Scholar

3.Nolke L, McGovern E, Wood AE: Saphenous vein graft aneurysms; the true, false and ugly!. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2004, 3:631-633. 10.1016/j.icvts.2004.07.011

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