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Retrograde recanalization of native coronary artery chronic occlusions via acutely occluded vein grafts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19670306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment of acutely occluded saphenous vein grafts may be challenging due to large thrombus burden and diffuse disease. We report two cases of thrombotic saphenous vein graft occlusion, in which after percutaneous attempts to recanalize the saphenous vein graft failed, the target native coronary artery chronic total occlusions were successfully treated using a retrograde approach.
Emmanouil S Brilakis; Subhash Banerjee; William L Lombardi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-23     Completed Date:  2010-03-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
VA North Texas Healthcare System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary* / instrumentation
Chronic Disease
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Coronary Occlusion / complications,  radiography,  therapy*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / etiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Saphenous Vein / radiography,  transplantation*
Thrombosis / etiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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