ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Conduit Choice for Coronary Bypass Operation
Selim ERENTÜRK
İstanbul Üniversitesi, Kardiyoloji Enstitüsü, İstanbul
Coronary artery bypass operations are the most commonly performed heart operation. The use of arterial conduits for myocardial revascularization is not new and the use of the internal thoracic artery (ITA) graft for myocardial revascularization is superior to that of saphenous vein grafts because of highcr patcncy rates and a lower morbidity and mortality. in this paper, we review the charaeteristics of arterial and venous grafts and the problem of vein graft occlusion and the theoretical benefits of arterial grafts and the clinical results associated with their use.
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