Coronary artery bypass grafting using the gastroepiploic artery in 1,000 patients.

  title={Coronary artery bypass grafting using the gastroepiploic artery in 1,000 patients.},
  author={Hitoshi Hirose and Atushi Amano and Shuichirou Takanashi and Akihito Takahashi},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={73 5},
BACKGROUND The gastroepiploic artery (GEA) has been used as a graft in 1,000 patients in our institution, and the clinical outcome and the angiographic long-term results were reviewed. METHODS Between June 1, 1991, and June 30, 2001, 1,000 consecutive isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures using the GEA were performed in the Shin-Tokyo Hospital Group. The perioperative data were retrospectively analyzed, and the late angiographic results, cardiac related events, and survival were… CONTINUE READING


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