CABG in Patient with LVEF 5 Percent and Completely Atherosclerotic Aorta

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Cardiac Surgery

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Title: Successful Treatment of a Patient with Low LVEF and Complete Aortic Atherosclerosis Through CABG and Innominate Artery Proximal Anastomoses by Professor Sam Zeraatian


Heart disease is a prevalent health concern worldwide, affecting millions of individuals each year. Among the various cardiac conditions, low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and complete aortic atherosclerosis present significant challenges in managing patients due to their impact on heart function and blood vessel health. In this article, we delve into the case of a patient who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and innominate artery proximal anastomoses under the expert care of Professor Sam Zeraatian, a renowned cardiac surgeon.

Case Presentation:

The patient, a 65-year-old male, presented with symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Diagnostic tests revealed a low LVEF of 30% and complete aortic atherosclerosis, indicating severe impairment in heart function and compromised blood flow due to extensive plaque buildup in the aorta. Given the complexity of the patient's condition, Professor Sam Zeraatian recommended surgical intervention to address these critical issues.

Surgical Procedure:

Under the skilled hands of Professor Zeraatian, the patient underwent CABG to improve blood flow to the heart muscle by bypassing blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. Additionally, innominate artery proximal anastomoses were performed to establish a connection between the innominate artery and other blood vessels, enhancing blood supply to vital areas of the heart.


Following the successful completion of the surgical procedures, the patient experienced significant improvements in his symptoms and overall cardiac function. Repeat imaging studies showed enhanced cardiac output and improved ejection fraction, indicating a positive response to treatment. Professor Zeraatian's expertise and meticulous approach played a crucial role in achieving favorable outcomes for the patient.


The case of this patient with low LVEF and complete aortic atherosclerosis highlights the importance of timely intervention and individualized treatment strategies in managing complex cardiac conditions. Through the expertise of skilled professionals like Professor Sam Zeraatian, patients can receive comprehensive care and specialized surgical techniques to address their specific needs and improve their quality of life. This case serves as a testament to the advancements in cardiac surgery and the positive impact it can have on patients with challenging cardiovascular conditions.

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