Successful Treatment of a Huge Thrombotic Saphenous Vein Graft Occlusion with Aspiration Thrombectomy: A Case Report

Saphenous Vein Graft Occlusion; Aspiration Thrombectomy

  • Murat Akcay Mail Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.
Keywords:
Saphenous vein, Thrombosis, Thrombectomy

Abstract

Saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) are widely used conduits for the surgical revascularization of coronary arteries, but they are associated with poor long-term patency rates. Acute SVG thromboses often present as acute coronary syndrome and have an extensive atherosclerotic and thrombotic burden. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the first treatment option; however, it carries a high risk of distal embolization, no-reflow, and periprocedural myocardial infarction. Reducing the thrombus burden and preventing distal embolization during PCI can be achieved by using some pharmacological strategies (e.g., glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists) and devices (e.g., thrombectomy and filter devices). There are yet no better therapeutic options for patients undergoing PCI of SVG occlusions. Here, we introduce a 52-year-old male patient admitted with a typical acute chest pain of 1 hour’s duration. Electrocardiography showed signs of acute inferoposterior myocardial infarction. A thrombotic SVG occlusion was detected in primary PCI, and a huge thrombus content was aspirated. After the thrombus aspiration with stent therapy, the chest pain was relieved and the ST-segment elevation was improved. The patient has been followed without any symptoms for 10 months.

Author Biography

Murat Akcay, Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.

Department of Cardiology

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Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
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Akcay M. Successful Treatment of a Huge Thrombotic Saphenous Vein Graft Occlusion with Aspiration Thrombectomy: A Case Report. J Tehran Heart Cent. 15(2):69-72.
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