Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of stenotic coronary artery bypass grafts: 5 years' experience.

In a 60 month period (January 1981 to December 1985), 82 patients (79% male with a mean age of 60 years) had 83 saphenous vein grafts and 5 internal mammary artery grafts with a total of 101 stenotic sites treated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. The mean time between bypass surgery and angioplasty was 51.2 months. The procedure was… CONTINUE READING