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Detection of patent coronary bypass grafts by computed tomography. A preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6965619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-three coronary bypass graft patients were evaluated by a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) technique to determine graft patency. Four to six 4.8-second sequenced scans with a 1-second interscan interval were obtained in each patient during the hand injection of 25-30 ml of contrast medium in a peripheral vein. Patency of grafts was determined by a characteristic contrast enhancement. The CT technique correlated with angiographic assessment of graft patency in 59 of 62 grafts (95%). We conclude that this relatively noninvasive technique shows promise as a method for determining coronary bypass graft patency.
B H Brundage; M J Lipton; R J Herfkens; W H Berninger; R W Redington; K Chatterjee; E Carlsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-05-14     Completed Date:  1980-05-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  826-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Circulation
Coronary Disease / radiography,  surgery
Heart Catheterization
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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