Management of a Patient with Unstable Angina, Left Main Coronary Artery Disease, and Respiratory Insufficiency Due to Eventration of the Diaphragm

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Abstract

The incidence of eventration of diaphragm before cardiac surgery is rare. We describe the management of a patient with eventration of the diaphragm who underwent a coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for left main coronary artery disease followed by left diaphragm plication with video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for the postoperative respiratory insufficiency.

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