Use of the gastroepiploic artery for coronary revascularization.

  • John R Handy
  • Published 1996 in Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association

Abstract

In summary, use of the gastroepiploic artery for coronary revascularization provides a reliable arterial conduit without increasing post-operative length of hospitalization, peri-operative morbidity or mortality. Reported mid-term patency rates exceed those of saphenous vein grafts and are comparable to internal thoracic artery grafts. Thus, the gastroepiploic artery is exceeded only by the internal thoracic artery as the preferable conduit in coronary revascularization.

Cite this paper

@article{Handy1996UseOT, title={Use of the gastroepiploic artery for coronary revascularization.}, author={John R Handy}, journal={Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association}, year={1996}, volume={92 12}, pages={493-8} }