Coronary artery disease in patients with Buerger's disease

Thomas Hong, David P. Faxon

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Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans) is a small- and medium-vessel vasculitis that predominantly involves the distal extremities. Coronary involvement in Buerger's disease is very unusual and rarely reported. We describe the unusual coronary angiogram findings of a 61-year-old Caucasian male with Buerger's disease who underwent cardiac catheterization for preoperative cardiac risk stratification prior to a carotid endarterectomy. Following the case presentation, we review the pathology, pathogenesis, and diagnostic criteria for Buerger's disease, and also include a review of the existing literature on coronary involvement in Buerger's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-226
Number of pages5
JournalReviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005


  • Buerger's disease
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Thromboangiitis obliterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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