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Novel no touch technique of saphenous vein harvesting: Is great graft patency rate provided?


1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Ioannina, School of Medicine, 45500 Ioannina; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Hospital of Athens "Evangelismos'', Athens, Greece
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Hospital of Athens "Evangelismos'', Athens, Greece
3 Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Ioannina, School of Medicine, 45500 Ioannina, Greece
4 Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Ioannina, School of Medicine, 45500 Ioannina, Greece
5 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Ioannina, School of Medicine, 45500 Ioannina, Greece

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Nikolaos A Papakonstantinou
MD, Zilon 12, Rizoupoli 11142, Athens
Greece
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.185537

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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 481-488

 

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Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery effectively relieves signs and symptoms of myocardial ischemia. The left internal thoracic artery (LITA) graft is the gold standard having 90-95% patency rate at 10 years, whereas only 50% of saphenous vein (SV) grafts are patent at 10 years. However, there is a novel "no touch" technique in order to harvest an SV complete with its cushion of surrounding tissue, thus maintaining its endothelium-intact. Significantly superior short- and long-term graft patency rates comparable to LITA grafts can be achieved. Consequently, the SV may be revived as an important conduit in coronary artery bypass surgery.






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1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Ioannina, School of Medicine, 45500 Ioannina; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Hospital of Athens "Evangelismos'', Athens, Greece
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Hospital of Athens "Evangelismos'', Athens, Greece
3 Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Ioannina, School of Medicine, 45500 Ioannina, Greece
4 Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Ioannina, School of Medicine, 45500 Ioannina, Greece
5 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Ioannina, School of Medicine, 45500 Ioannina, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Nikolaos A Papakonstantinou
MD, Zilon 12, Rizoupoli 11142, Athens
Greece
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.185537

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Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery effectively relieves signs and symptoms of myocardial ischemia. The left internal thoracic artery (LITA) graft is the gold standard having 90-95% patency rate at 10 years, whereas only 50% of saphenous vein (SV) grafts are patent at 10 years. However, there is a novel "no touch" technique in order to harvest an SV complete with its cushion of surrounding tissue, thus maintaining its endothelium-intact. Significantly superior short- and long-term graft patency rates comparable to LITA grafts can be achieved. Consequently, the SV may be revived as an important conduit in coronary artery bypass surgery.






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