Recycling of arterial grafts during reoperative coronary artery operations.


BACKGROUND To overcome problems of lack of conduit and to maximize the number of arterial anastomoses in coronary reoperations we reused previously placed arterial grafts. METHODS Sixteen patients were identified from February 1994 to July 1997. Mean age was 62.8 years (range, 44 to 75 years). Fifteen (94%) were in Canadian Cardiovascular Society angina… (More)