Saphenous vein was the conduit used in the first series of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and, with the exception of surgical revascularization of the left anterior descending artery, it remains the most commonly used bypass conduit. However, its durability and longevity are not ideal. Arterial grafts have better patency than saphenous vein grafts and therefore should be preferred over them. However, in certain situations, like grafting right coronary arteries with lesser degree of proximal stenosis and higher competitive flow, or in certain patient populations, like those at very high risk of wound infections and octogenarians, arterial grafting may not be the best option and saphenous vein grafting should be considered instead.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Dec 2018|
- Coronary surgery
- Saphenous vein grafts
- Surgical revascularization