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Percutaneous saphenous vein graft intervention--a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17606404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Re-do coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery carries significant risk to the patient and existing patent internal thoracic artery grafts. Stenting stenotic saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) with drug-eluting stents (DES) using embolic protection devices (EPDs) is therefore probably the optimum treatment. However, this is fraught with challenges such as distal embolisation and restenosis which may result in peri-procedural myocardial infarction and target vessel failure, respectively. This review focuses on the nature of SVG disease, percutaneous intervention utilising embolic protection and future directions aimed at combating the disappointingly high procedural complication rate and long-term recurrence in this group.
Martin Hiscock; Ernesto Oqueli; Ron Dick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-07-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  16 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1443-9506     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-20     Completed Date:  2008-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S51-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria 3121, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Coronary Restenosis / prevention & control*
Drug-Eluting Stents*
Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation,  methods*
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*

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