Successful treatment of saphenous venous graft thrombus by tirofiban infusion

ŞENTÜRK T., Kaderli A. A., Aydin O., Yesilbursa D., Serdar O. A.

HEART & LUNG, vol.39, no.3, pp.237-239, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2009.07.001
  • Journal Name: HEART & LUNG
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-239
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A 60-year old man with a history of coronary-artery bypass grafting presented with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography revealed a huge intraluminal thrombus in the saphenous vein graft to the second obtuse marginal branch of the left circumflex artery. A glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor (tirofiban) was administered intravenously. Two days later, thrombus dissolution and Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) grade 3 flow were evident on repeat coronary angiography. Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors may be useful in a thrombus-laden saphenous-vein graft. (Heart Lung (R) 2010;39:237-239.)