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Open Access Case Review
Coronary Artery Disease in Patients With Buerger's Disease
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1 Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2005, 6(4), 222–226;
Published: 30 December 2005
Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans) is a small- and medium-vessel vasculitis that predominantly involves the distal extremities. Coronary involvement in Buerger's disease is very unusual and rarely reported. We describe the unusual coronary angiogram findings of a 61-year-old Caucasian male with Buerger's disease who underwent cardiac catheterization for preoperative cardiac risk stratification prior to a carotid endarterectomy. Following the case presentation, we review the pathology, pathogenesis, and diagnostic criteria for Buerger's disease, and also include a review of the existing literature on coronary involvement in Buerger’s disease.
Buerger's disease
Thromboangiitis obliterans
Coronary artery disease
Coronary angiogram
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