Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 58(8): 488-489
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1250147
Case Reports/Cardiac

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A Rare Case of Left Main Coronary Stenosis and Neutropenia Treated with G-CSF Prior to CABG

R. Cavolli1 , B. Uymaz1 , S. Memishaj1 , K. Kaja1 , G. Ozerdem1
  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, American Hospital, Tirana, Albania
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Publication History

received February 13, 2010

Publication Date:
26 November 2010 (online)


A 70-year-old male known with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) was admitted with effort angina and fever, which developed into unstable angina. On coronary angiography a critical stenosis of the left main coronary artery and 75 % stenosis of the right coronary artery were found. On complete blood count the number of leukocytes was 1600/µl. We administered granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) twice daily to increase the number of leucocytes. After two days the number of leukocytes had increased to 8700/µl. The patient was admitted to the operating room and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting was performed successfully.


Dr. Raif Cavolli

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
American Hospital

pran SUQU Laprake

Tirana 1026


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