January 1977

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in a Patient Receiving Hemodialysis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Siegel and Gitelman) and Anaesthesiology (Dr Norfleet), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr Siegel is now with the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(1):83-84. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630130055013

A 48-year-old man receiving maintenance hemodialysis underwent coronary artery bypass surgery with good results for intractable angina. No complications were observed that could be attributed to the hemodialysis treatment. There appear to be no cogent reasons to arbitrarily exclude this population of patients from consideration for coronary artery bypass surgery.

(Arch Intern Med 137:83-84, 1977)