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Follow-up of patients operated on with arterial patch angioplasty of the left main coronary artery.
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PMID:  16564252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Surgical angioplasty of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) can be performed with good results in selected patients. It restores the native antegrade blood flow in the LMCA and does not leave the patient with a graft-dependent retrograde perfusion. By using a proximal segment of the right internal mammary artery as patch material, we assumed that this would minimize the risk of restenosis of the LMCA. We here review our experience and results. METHODS: Forty-three patients were operated on with LMCA angioplasty from 1997 to 2003. Follow-up at a mean of 45 months (range, 7 to 79) included a stress test, echocardiography, and angiography with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) of the LMCA. RESULTS: There were three late deaths, none related to failure of the angioplasty. All patients included in the follow-up had preserved preoperative left ventricular function, and there was no aortic incompetence. The angioplasties investigated were patent, and no signs of restenosis or dilatation could be observed. The dimensions of the LMCA after angioplasty was in diameter 4.8 mm (3.35 to 6.75 mm) and 5.6 mm (4 to 7.6 mm), and in area 18.9 mm2 (12.3 to 31.9 mm2) and 24.8 mm2 (14.5 to 37 mm2) in the distal and proximal parts, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Surgical angioplasty of the left main coronary artery using a proximal segment of the right internal mammary artery as an onlay patch is safe, with good long-term results.
Anders Jönsson; Jens Jensen; Arne Olsson; Peter Holm; Jan Liska
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-27     Completed Date:  2006-06-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1249-55     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty / methods*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Stenosis / surgery*
Coronary Vessels / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Mammary Arteries / transplantation*
Middle Aged
Ultrasonography, Interventional
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Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Apr;81(4):1255   [PMID:  16564253 ]

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