Tag: conduits

Total arterial revascularisation results

P Kolh (Leige, Belgium) considers the long-term results of arterial revascularisation, the SYNTAX trial and the 2010 European Revascularisation Guidelines.

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Hunt for the best ‘second’ conduit

D Taggart of John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford looks at the evidence for alternative conduits as the second choice after the left internal mammary artery for coronary bypass grafting.

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Graft pharmacoprotection evidence

N Roberts (London, UK) reviews the evidence for aspirin, clopidogrel, statins and ACE-inhibitors in improving graft patency.

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Radial artery in CABG

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) gives a quick overview of the evidence for radial artery conduit patency rates.

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UK database revascularisation data

B Bridgewater (Manchester, UK) explains the analysis of the UK database data and demonstrates visualisation of the data via the Blue Book Online. A comparison of single versus bilateral mammary usage in coronary revascularisation is then made.

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Vein graft stents

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) describes the VEST trial of external venous support for coronary bypass grafts.

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Graft pharmacoprotection USA view

T Sundt (Boston, USA) gives a brief overview of the evidence for various drugs which could be used to improve vein graft patency.

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Conduit alternatives

R Hasan (Manchester, UK) gives an overview of the alternative conduits for bypass grafting. A de Souza (London, UK) reviews to evidence for these conduits.

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BIMA evidence

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) argues in favour of using bilateral internal mammary arteries for surgical revascularisation.

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Radial artery conduit – USA viewpoint

T Sundt (Boston, USA) gives a North American view of radial artery use as a bypass conduit.

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Radial artery conduit

B Fabri (Liverpool, UK) explores the role of the radial artery as a conduit for bypass grafting.

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RIMA to LAD revascularisation

N Howell (Birmingham, UK) explores whether RIMA-LAD revascularisation is equivalent to LIMA-LAD.

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