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Measuring Graft Flow for Good CABG Outcomes

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Gabriele Di Giammarco of University G D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Italy, discusses the importance of intraoperative graft verification in CABG procedures to improve patency outcomes.

This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs. 


The value of measuring graft follow intraoperatively for me has been mainly to eliminate graph closure as a source of any EKG or regional wall motion changes experienced in the early post bypass.
Is there anyone among us who is ready to take an airliner without GPS? That s what the majority of us ( as I by myself) does do in our routine daily CABG. The situational awareness of competitive flow should erect before surgery by FFR and we should no more wait detecting it after having manipulated a coronary target inadvisedly, by the way replacing a functional physiology by a graft physiopathology. The notion of complete revascularization based on eyeball guestimation should be functionally revised.

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