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Percutaneous treatment of early occlusion of a complex arterial coronary graft: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12690922     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The internal mammary arteries are now widely used for surgical myocardial revascularization. Because of its excellent long-term patency rates, re-do surgery is rarely requested and transluminal percutaneous angioplasty of these arterial grafts is still relatively infrequent. This procedure is performed mainly at the distal anastomotic site but also at the origin of the vessel from the subclavian artery, frequently just to treat a local traumatic dissection due to the catheter. We here report the case of a successful angioplasty and stenting of the body of the graft for an early total occlusion of a complex, bifurcated arterial bypass to the left coronary system.
Davide D'Andrea; Emanuela Tavasci; Carlo Savasta; Bruno Passaretti; Paolo Sganzerla
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian heart journal : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1129-471X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital Heart J     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-14     Completed Date:  2003-07-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909716     Medline TA:  Ital Heart J     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Unit 2, Humanitas-Gavazzeni, Via Gavazzeni, 21 24125 Bergamo.
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MeSH Terms
Angina, Unstable / diagnosis
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / methods*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*,  methods
Coronary Stenosis / radiography*,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / radiography*,  therapy*
Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency

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