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Baseline flow in coronary bypass grafts.
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PMID:  15854078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study is to estimate the total blood flow in coronary artery bypass grafts. METHODS: In a 3-year period 102 patients having a standardized coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) anastomosed to the left anterior descending artery and a sequential vein grafted to the remaining diseased coronary arteries were included in the study, 21 females and 81 males. In females a mean of 3.9 anastomosis (range 2-5) were performed and in males a mean of 4.2 (range 2-6) were performed. Flow in the bypass grafts was measured with the transit-time method before termination of cardiopulmonary bypass. RESULTS: Females: LIMA 31 mL/min, vein graft 74 mL/min (26 mL/min per anastomosis), cumulated flow 105 mL/min. Males: LIMA 31 mL/min, vein graft 93 mL/min (29 mL/min per vein anastomosis), cumulated flow 124 mL/min. CONCLUSION: Conventional CABG may restore half of the normal resting coronary artery blood flow (250 mL/min).
Henrik K Kjaergard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-27     Completed Date:  2005-08-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hellerup, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Blood Flow Velocity
Cohort Studies
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects,  methods*
Coronary Circulation / physiology*
Coronary Disease / radiography,  surgery*
Graft Rejection
Graft Survival
Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis
Mammary Arteries / transplantation*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Factors
Vascular Patency

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