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Coronary Artery Disease
Distal anastomotic lesions after coronary artery bypass surgery: Incidence, pathogenesis, and treatment approach
Article first published online: 12 FEB 2013
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 81, Issue 7, pages 1162–1168, 1 June 2013
How to Cite
Badr, S., Dvir, D. and Waksman, R. (2013), Distal anastomotic lesions after coronary artery bypass surgery: Incidence, pathogenesis, and treatment approach. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 81: 1162–1168. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24582
- Issue published online: 24 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 12 FEB 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 6 AUG 2012 05:27AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 13 FEB 2012
- percutaneous coronary intervention;
- saphenous vein graft;
- internal mammary artery
Distal anastomotic lesions are the most common reason for venous and arterial graft failure. Redo coronary artery bypass surgery carries a higher risk for mortality and non-fatal myocardial infarction. Many operators therefore consider percutaneous coronary intervention as a good alternative for relieving angina symptoms in this subset of patients with anastomotic lesions. However, the best percutaneous method for treating these lesions is still controversial. Here we review reported data on the incidence, pathogenesis, and treatment of distal anastomotic lesions in both venous and arterial bypass grafts. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.