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Intraoperative imaging techniques to assess coronary artery bypass graft patency.

Abstract:

Graft patency verification is increasingly recognized as an important component of coronary artery bypass grafting. Intuitively, eliminating intraoperative graft failure should reduce cardiac mortality and morbidity in the short term and improve clinical outcome in the long term. Although conventional angiography remains the gold standard technique for assessing graft patency, it is rarely available in the operating room and consequently several other less invasive approaches have been advoca...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Journal:
The Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume:
83
Issue:
6
Pages:
2251-2257
Publication date:
2007-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1552-6259
ISSN:
0003-4975
URN:
uuid:96d50708-f96f-403f-8407-3ac0e3508ff3
Source identifiers:
141237
Local pid:
pubs:141237

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