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Magnetic resonance imaging angiography in patency evaluation of bronchial artery revascularization grafts.
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PMID:  10983678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this report we present our experience of non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MR) angiography and selective catheter angiography in assessing the patency of bronchial artery revascularization grafts after an en bloc double-lung and heart-lung transplantation. We studied 8 patients who had undergone pulmonary transplantation with direct bronchial artery revascularization. Catheter angiography was performed 10 days to 63 months postoperatively. MR angiography was performed within 24 h of the catheter procedure and the results were compared with the findings from catheter angiography. Catheter angiography showed the bronchial revascularization graft to be patent in 6 patients and occluded in 2. At MR angiography, the patency of bronchial artery revascularization grafts was reliably identified in 7 of the 8 patients. One patient had inadequate image quality because of void artefacts caused by haemostatic clips. It is concluded that MR angiography is a reliable method for assessing the patency of bronchial artery revascularization grafts.
T A Hyytinen; P E Keto; L J Heikkilä; K A Verkkala; J T Sipponen; S P Mattila; P E Hekali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1401-7431     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. Cardiovasc. J.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-11     Completed Date:  2001-01-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708377     Medline TA:  Scand Cardiovasc J     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / transplantation
Bronchial Arteries / pathology*,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / diagnosis*
Graft Survival
Heart Catheterization / methods
Heart-Lung Transplantation / methods
Lung Transplantation / methods
Magnetic Resonance Angiography*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Period
Sensitivity and Specificity
Vascular Patency* / physiology
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods
Veins / transplantation

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