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The probability of closure in aortocoronary vein bypass grafts.

Authors
  • Rimm, A A
  • Blumlein, S
  • Braboriak, J J
  • Anderson, A J
  • Walker, J A
  • Johnson, W D
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAMA
Publication Date
Dec 06, 1976
Volume
236
Issue
23
Pages
2637–2640
Identifiers
PMID: 1086909
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A study of 540 patients who had the aortocoronary vein bypass operation (from several transplant teams) showed that grafts within a patient closed independently of one another during the first-two year postoperative period. For patients with a single vein graft, there was a 23% chance of closure during the first two year postoperative period. The chance that all grafts would close during this period for patients with two grafts was 5%, and it was 1% for patients with three grafts. The knowledge of these closure probabilities may be used by the surgeon when planning the optimal surgical maneuver.

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