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Arterial grafts do not counteract target vessel occlusion

Friday, November 1, 2013

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Kristian Bartnes, Stig E. Hermansen, Øystein Dahl-Eriksen, Ramez Bahar, Rolf Busund, Dag G. Sørlie, and Truls Myrmel

This long-term follow up on 290 grafted vessels did not find a disadvantage of vein grafts compared to IMA or radial artery. Native occlusion correlated with serum-cholesterol and was predicted by right coronary artery territory, patent corresponding graft, the corresponding graft being an IMA and end-to-side anastomosis.

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