Tag: vein

Gene therapy in bypass grafts

A Baker (Glasgow, UK) explains the potential use of gene therapy in improving the outcomes of coronary bypass grafts.

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One arterial graft is sufficient

G. Angelini (London, UK) considers the evidence for single versus multiple arterial grafts in coronary bypass surgery, looking to explain why saphenous vein remains the second conduit of choice in the majority of cases worldwide.

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Inflammation and vein graft remodelling

P Quax (Leiden, Netherlands) describes the basic science behind vein graft remodelling, considering what factors trigger the inflammatory response.

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Vein graft external stenting

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) looks at the evidence for external stenting of vein grafts to optimise long-term outcomes.

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Vein graft stem cell therapy

A. Newby (Bristol, UK) discusses the incidence and causes of vein graft failure. He considers options to improve outcomes, in particular the use of periadventitial human stem cells.

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Endoscopic vein harvest is best

J Zacharias (Blackpool, UK) shows a video demonstration of the technique before reviewing the evidence for and against endoscopic vein harvest.

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In favour of open vein harvest

D Souza (Örebro, Sweden) argues that an open vein harvest technique including peri-adventitial fat is best to optimise long-term patency.

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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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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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