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Angiographic assessment of sequential and individual coronary artery bypass grafting.

Authors
  • Farsak, Bora
  • Tokmakoglu, Hilmi
  • Kandemir, Ozer
  • Günaydin, Serdar
  • Aydin, Hakan
  • Yorgancioglu, Cem
  • Süzer, Kaya
  • Zorlutuna, Yaman
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
2003
Volume
18
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 14992104
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The patency of a sequential vein conduit is generally superior than that of an individual one, especially for poor runoff coronary vessels, provided that the most distally located anastomosis is performed on a good coronary artery in terms of quality and diameter. Using a minimal length of SVG is another advantage. However, failure of a single sequential conduit jeopardizes all of the anastomoses along that graft segment. Besides, being technically more demanding, technical expertise in performing a sequential anastomosis is probably among the important predictors of patency.

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