Perivascular nitric oxide delivery to saphenous vein grafts prevents graft stenosis after coronary artery bypass grafting: a novel sheep model.


OBJECTIVES Graft stenosis is a major complication of coronary artery bypass grafting with autologous saphenous vein grafts. Nitric oxide (NO) is believed to prevent this phenomenon. We studied the effect of perivascular application of an NO donor on the degree of stenosis of such grafts in an ovine model. METHODS Twenty white Iranian ewes were randomized… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000324316


  • Presentations referencing similar topics