Problems and prevention in using arterial grafts for coronary artery bypass grafting

K. Yasuura, A. Matsuura, T. Maseki, M. Sawazaki, Y. Takagi, T. Abe, A. Seki, T. Ichihara, M. Hoshino, T. Asakura

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The arterial graft has proved to be superior to the saphenous vein graft for coronary bypass grafting (CABG), because of its excellent long-term patency. However, there mains controversial on the choice of the arterial grafts. Six hundreds and twenty seven patients who had CABG using both arterial grafts and saphenous vein grafts, operated upon over 11-years period between 1980 and 1991, have been analysed. Some disadvantages and complications associated with the use of arterial grafts were demonstrated in our series. We discussed, the flow capacity, myocardial protection and postoperative complications in using arterial grafts for CABG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-727
Number of pages3
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number8 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - 07-1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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