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Title: Arterial conduits update.
Austin Authors: Buxton, Brian F ;Tatoulis, James;Fuller, John A
Affiliation: Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin Hospital, Studley Road, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 19-Oct-2005
Publication information: Heart, Lung & Circulation 2005; 14 Suppl 2(): S14-7
Abstract: Arterial grafting for coronary artery disease has been practiced routinely at the Epworth Hospital for 20 years. Bilateral versus single internal thoracic artery grafts is associated with improved survival, which progressively increased over the 20 years of post-surgery. The average increase in survival was 15% at 20 years. The question of whether to use the radial artery or the saphenous vein graft as supplementary grafts remains unanswered. Current patency data suggest that there is a marginal advantage of radial artery over saphenous graft patency, particularly between 5 and 10 years after surgery. However, there appears to be improved patency of the saphenous vein when used as a coronary artery bypass with the advent of aspirin, lipid-lowering and anti-hypertensive therapy.
Gov't Doc #: 16352279
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2005.08.009
Journal: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Coronary Artery
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Vascular Patency
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