Coronary bypass graft fate: angiographic grading of 1400 consecutive grafts early after operation and of 1132 after one year.

@article{Fitzgibbon1978CoronaryBG,
  title={Coronary bypass graft fate: angiographic grading of 1400 consecutive grafts early after operation and of 1132 after one year.},
  author={Genevieve Fitzgibbon and Jeffrey R. Burton and A Jonathan Leach},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1978},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={1070-74}
}
All 1400 coronary bypass grafts, in 409 survivors of 414 patients undergoing 440 consecutive bypass operations, were selectively opacified in multiplane cineangiograms prior to hospital discharge and 1132 (81%) were restudied at one year. Grafts were graded A (excellent), B (fair) or O (occluded) by separate assessment of proximal and distal anastomoses and bypass trunks. In early graft studies 89% were patent (A and B), 79% graded A; at one year, 81% were patent, 74% graded A. Circumflex… CONTINUE READING
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