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Use of extended radial artery conduit for complete arterial revascularization

We have developed a new technique to elongate the radial artery (RA) with the distal segment of the left internal thoracic artery (LITA). The left anterior descending (LAD) artery is examined to define the site of the LITA–LAD anastomosis and the length of LITA required to perform the anastomosis. The distal segment of the LITA beyond this length is divided in order to elongate the ...

Fast-track practice in cardiac surgery: results and predictors of outcome

OBJECTIVES Various studies have shown different parameters as independent risk factors in predicting the success of fast-track postoperative management in cardiac surgery. In the present study, we evaluated our 7-year experience with the fast-track protocol and investigated the preoperative predictors of successful outcome.

Preoperative ejection fraction as a predictor of survival after coronary artery bypass grafting: comparison with a matched general population

Background Preoperative left ventricular dysfunction is an established risk factor for early and late mortality after revascularization. This retrospective analysis demonstrates the effects of preoperative ejection fraction on the short-term and long-term survival of patients after coronary artery bypass grafting. Methods Early and late mortality were determined retrospectively in ...