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The short saphenous vein: a viable alternative conduit for coronary artery bypass grafts harvested using a novel technical approach.
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PMID:  23066469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A multitude of vascular conduits are available to the Cardiac Surgeon performing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft operations. The Internal Mammary Artery, Radial Artery (RA), and the Long Saphenous Vein (LSV) have proven to be excellent conduits, especially in the current era of statin usage. However, previous stripping or varicosities of the LSV and calcification of the RA, coupled with the need for multiple vessel grafting, requires an alternative candidate. We describe a novel harvesting technique for bilateral simultaneous Short Saphenous Vein harvest and propose this, often forgotten vein, as a viable alternative conduit.
Authors:
Umran Sarwar; Govind Chetty; Pradip Sarkar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical technique and case report     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0976-2825     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Tech Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  2012-10-16     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101540507     Medline TA:  J Surg Tech Case Rep     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, England.
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