Concomitant Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Pulmonary Lobectomy
Amit Korach, Uzzi Izhar, Ehud Rudis, Amir Elami
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem
Coronary artery disease amenable to percutaneous interventions or coronary artery bypass grafting, and resectable lung cancer are major causes of morbidity and mortality. We present our experience in the treatment of 3 patients (men aged 64 and 66 and a woman of 77) who each had significant coronary artery disease and a resectable lung tumor. They underwent combined coronary artery bypass grafting and pulmonary lobectomy.
We conclude from our experience and review of the literature that concomitant surgery in such cases is safe and effective, decreases suffering, and decreases the cost of 2 separate invasive procedures.