Mid-term results after extensive vein patch reconstruction and internal mammary grafting of the diffusely diseased left anterior descending coronary artery.

@article{Santini2002MidtermRA,
  title={Mid-term results after extensive vein patch reconstruction and internal mammary grafting of the diffusely diseased left anterior descending coronary artery.},
  author={Francesco Santini and Gianluca Casali and Mario Lusini and Augusto D'Onofrio and Enrico Barbieri and Giorgio Rigatelli and Gianfranco De Franco and Alessandro Mazzucco},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={1020-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze the results of extensive reconstruction of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) by an autologous vein patch, with or without endarterectomy (EA), associated with left internal mammary artery grafting onto the patch. METHODS Between January 1994 and April 2001, among 5871 myocardial revascularizations, 83 patients (1.4%), 77 male (93%), with a mean age+/-SD of 64+/-8 years (range 44-84) underwent the above mentioned procedure. Seventy-three of them (88%) were… CONTINUE READING

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