BACKGROUND: Left internal thoracic artery to left anterior descending artery (LITA-LADA) grafting has become a fundamental part of the coronary artery bypass graft procedure (CABG). This grafting in turn has led to an increased use of other arterial conduits, of which the radial artery (RA) is most popular. Whether RA grafting can be used in the em...
Published in Cardiology
Coronary artery reconstruction gives comparable medium-term results to conventional coronary surgery, even though it is indicated for patients with more severe lesions.
Committee Chair: Chaikof, Elliot; Committee Member: Allen, Mark; Committee Member: Gleason, Rudolph; Committee Member: Nerem, Robert; Committee Member: Stice, Steve
Published in Annals of cardiothoracic surgery
In comparison with standard saphenous vein grafts, use of the internal mammary artery (IMA) as a coronary artery bypass graft has achieved superior long-term results. This is related to the differences in the biological characteristics between the venous and arterial grafts. However, even arterial grafts are not uniform in their biological characte...
When liberally applied, BIMA grafting ameliorates both the increased perioperative mortality in female patients and the reduced long-term survival of male patients, effectively reversing the negative influence of gender on both short- and long-term outcomes of CABG surgery.
Compared with PCI, OPCAB is associated with a lower incidence of MACCE in patients with LMCA disease, determined mainly by the lower incidences of acute myocardial infarction and target-vessel revascularization. The incidence of stroke in the OPCAB group was similar to the PCI group.
The right and left internal thoracic arteries have equivalent histological and morphometric properties. Lower estimated GRF is significantly associated with intimal hyperplasia.
Published in Annals of biomedical engineering
Tissue-engineered vessels offer options for autologous vascular grafts in cardiovascular repair and regeneration. The experiments aimed to construct functional arterial grafts by combining human hair follicle mesenchymal stem cells (HF-MSCs) with acellular umbilical arteries. We isolated mesenchymal stem cells from human hair follicles. Under appro...