Symptomatic bilateral carotid artery stenoses 7 years after coronary artery bypass surgery in a young patient with familial hypercholesterolemia


Tok M., Guvener M., Cekirge S., Pasaoglu I.

VASA-JOURNAL OF VASCULAR DISEASES, vol.37, no.1, pp.87-89, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1024/0301-1526.37.1.87
  • Title of Journal : VASA-JOURNAL OF VASCULAR DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-89

Abstract

We present a patient suffering from homozygous familial hypercholesterotemia, who developed coronary artery disease in the age of 15 treated with three vessels coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operation. 7 years after CABG surgery symptomatic bilateral carotid artery stenoses were observed. Both internal carotid arteries were stented. The combination of pharmacologic therapy with life-long LDL-apheresis is the current treatment of choice.