Twenty-two-year follow-up of saphenous vein grafts in pediatric Kawasaki disease.

Abstract

We describe 2 Kawasaki disease patients with excellent long-term patency of saphenous vein grafts, who underwent coronary artery bypass at age 7 and 9 years, respectively, and demonstrated normal growth during 22 years of follow-up. The grafts showed no deterioration and played an important role in coronary blood supply.

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@article{Suda2000TwentytwoyearFO, title={Twenty-two-year follow-up of saphenous vein grafts in pediatric Kawasaki disease.}, author={Yumiko Suda and Yasuo Takeuchi and Tetsuaki Ban and Shoji Ichikawa and Ryuji Higashita}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2000}, volume={70 5}, pages={1706-8} }