Saphenous Vein Graft Aneurysms Medication

Updated: Nov 10, 2014
  • Author: Jesse P Jorgensen, MD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

No specific medications are recommended for treatment of symptomatic saphenous vein graft aneurysms (SVGAs). Many patients, because of their underlying coronary artery disease, benefit from beta-blockers and aspirin.

The role of antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents in the medical management of this entity is unknown.

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Salicylates

Class Summary

Useful for prevention of ischemic events.

Aspirin (Anacin, Ascriptin, Bayer Aspirin)

Treats mild to moderate pain and headache. Inhibits prostaglandin synthesis, which prevents formation of platelet-aggregating thromboxane A2. Acts on heat-regulating center of hypothalamus and vasodilates peripheral vessels to reduce fever.

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