Vein Graft Stenosis
Valdes PJ, Nahirniak P, Diaz MA. Vein Graft Stenosis. StatPearls 2020; .
The long-term patency and success of saphenous venous grafts in coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) remains a challenge due to their accelerated atherosclerosis rates as well as multifactorial causes of graft failure. Venous graft bypass procedures have been practiced for over a century, and are not yet perfected. In 1906, Goyanes inserted the first autogenous vein graft into a human, using a popliteal vein as an interposition graft to bridge an arterial defect, following excision of a syphilitic popliteal aneurysm. By 1962, the development of selective coronary angiography allowed Sabiston to perform the first right coronary artery bypass procedure. The art of coronary artery bypass grafting was further developed and refined by Garret and Favaloro.
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