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Coronary artery revascularization: reoperations performed on 124 consecutive patients.
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PMID:  15226929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The results of 124 coronary reoperations performed during a 9-year period are reviewed, with the causes of failure of the initial operations and technical considerations in the reoperation procedures. The reoperative experience provided considerable insight as to why an initial revascularization might be unsuccessful. The three basic mechanisms which appeared to lead to recurrence of symptoms or late infarction following coronary bypass were (1) inadequate initial revascularization, (2) graft failure (occlusion or stenosis), and (3) progression of disease in the native circulation. Means of prevention and surgical techniques are reviewed in detail.
Authors:
E S Hanna; D G Ellertson; R J Jones; J R Crew
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1982 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-30     Completed Date:  2005-02-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Western Heart Institute, St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94117, USA.
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