Fractional flow reserve of pedicled internal thoracic artery and saphenous vein grafts 6 months after bypass surgery.

@article{Glineur2007FractionalFR,
  title={Fractional flow reserve of pedicled internal thoracic artery and saphenous vein grafts 6 months after bypass surgery.},
  author={David Glineur and Alain Poncelet and Gebrine El khoury and William D'hoore and Parla Astarci and Francis Zech and Philippe Henri Noirhomme and Claude E Hanet},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={376-81}
}
BACKGROUND Although the internal thoracic artery was proven superior to saphenous vein graft in long-term patency, it is thought to be a more resistive conduit than the vein graft. Moreover, patency studies comparing both left and right internal thoracic arteries have provided results favoring the former. Fractional flow reserve is an established functional index of coronary blood flow. METHODS To compare the fractional flow reserve between both internal thoracic arteries and saphenous vein… CONTINUE READING

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