Continuous Perfusion of Saphenous Vein by Oxygenated Blood during Beating Coronary Surgery

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Mohammad Hossein Mandegar 1 , Bahieh Moradi 2 , * , Farideh Roshanali 2

1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Day General Hospital, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Echocardiography, Day General Hospital, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Mandegar M H , Moradi B , Roshanali F . Continuous Perfusion of Saphenous Vein by Oxygenated Blood during Beating Coronary Surgery, Int Cardio Res J. 2017 ; 9(3):e11241.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 9 (3); e11241
Published Online: September 30, 2015
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: February 28, 2017
Accepted: March 16, 2015

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Abstract

Background: The saphenous vein remains the most commonly used conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). However, the long-term success of surgical revascularization is largely limited by development of occlusion in vein grafts.

Objectives: We sought to reduce graft ischemia by maintaining the blood flow into the harvested vein throughout surgery at lowest costs and without special devices.

Patients and Methods: This study was conducted on three hundred patients aged 58.5 ± 8 years undergoing elective first-time off-pump CABG with saphenous veins.

Results: In addition to preserving nutritional materials and oxygen, the veins harvested via this novel technique did not go into spasm and were not subjected to high-pressure distension, eventually resulting in minimal damage to the endothelium.

Conclusions: This technique confers favorable myocardial function and protection in the presence of left ventricular dysfunction, especially in elderly patients.

Keywords

Saphenous Vein,Harvesting,Coronary Artery Bypass

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