Compartment syndrome is a rare and dangerous complication of coronary artery bypass. All reported cases involved the vein donor limb. Once recognized, immediate fasciotomy is necessary to prevent irreversible ischemia and limb loss. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion and close observation of the patient, particularly those remaining intubated during the early postoperative period.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine