Coronary "open" endarterectomy and reconstruction: short- and long-term results of the revascularization with saphenous vein versus IMA-graft.

From June 1984 to December 1990, 96 patients underwent "open" coronary endarterectomy and reconstruction. In 50 patients (group 1), a saphenous vein (SV) graft was used to reconstruct and bypass 54 coronary vessels. In 46 patients (group 2), 46 coronary vessels were reconstructed with an SV patch and then bypassed with the internal mammary artery (IMA… CONTINUE READING