ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A simple method for eliminating strain on aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass grafts: The suspension of the right atrial appendage and plication of the right atrium
Denyan Mansuroğlu1, İsmail Cihan Özbek1, Kenan Sever1, Nuri Kurtoğlu2
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Private Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiology, Private Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.134
Strain on saphenous vein grafts may compromise the blood flow in the bypass graft. This may result in early postoperative ischemic complications as well as a decrease in early and late graft patency rates. In this article, we present two simple techniques to eliminate the excessive strain on the saphenous grafts when the patient is weaned off the cardiopulmonary bypass.
Keywords : Graft strain; ischemia; saphenous vein graft
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