Ventriculocoronary artery bypass (VCAB), a novel approach to myocardial revascularization.

  title={Ventriculocoronary artery bypass (VCAB), a novel approach to myocardial revascularization.},
  author={Katherine S Tweden and Frazier Eales and James D. Cameron and Jerry Griffin and Eric Solien and Mark B. Knudson},
  journal={The heart surgery forum},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={47-54; discussion 54-5}
BACKGROUND The long-term patency rate of saphenous vein grafts for myocardial revascularization is poor (50% at 10 years). Half of the patent grafts develop severe atherosclerosis. In this paper, we report on an implantation technique and an in vivo evaluation of a device that creates a ventriculocoronary artery bypass (VCAB), a permanent transmyocardial… CONTINUE READING