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Coronary Revascularisation in Cardiac Amyloidosis
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  • Alexander Smith,
  • Joy Edlin,
  • Charles Hinds,
  • Shirish Ambekar
Alexander Smith
St Bartholomew's Hospital
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Joy Edlin
St Bartholomew's Hospital
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Charles Hinds
St Bartholomew's Hospital
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Shirish Ambekar
Saint Bartholomew's Hospital
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Peer review status:IN REVISION

19 Jul 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
20 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
20 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
25 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Jul 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
01 Aug 20201st Revision Received


We present a case of coronary artery bypass grafting in a 78-year-old man with triple vessel disease and concomitant cardiac amyloidosis. Postoperatively he developed a profound low cardiac output state and multi-organ failure. He died 3 weeks following surgery. Bypass surgery is rarely performed in patients with cardiac amyloidosis, and there is little in the literature regarding outcomes. The few published cases present a bleak picture, and hence percutaneous coronary intervention should always be preferred.