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AIM The effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in decreasing renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) during a suprarenal aortic cross-clamping was examined in a swine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four groups of pigs were examined: (a) ischemia-reperfusion (IR) group, renal IRI produced by 30 min of supraceliac aortic cross-clamping; (b) RIPC I… (More)
Patency of femoropopliteal vein bypass above the knee has been estimated between 69% and 77% at 5 years. This article reports a case of a patent femoropopliteal vein bypass 45 years after implantation without any reintervention. The morphologic alterations observed after 45 years at this vein bypass graft are additionally discussed.