The no-touch saphenous vein as the preferred second conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting.

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BACKGROUND Injury incurred while saphenous veins are being obtained results in poor graft patency and impairs the results of coronary artery bypass grafting. A novel method of obtaining veins, the no-touch technique, has shown improved long-term saphenous vein graft patency. METHODS This randomized trial included 108 patients undergoing coronary artery… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.01.102

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