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Document type:
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Article 
Author(s):
Wildhirt, SM; Voss, B; Von Canal, F; Benz, M; Grammer, JB; Bauernschmitt, R; Tassani, P; Lange, R 
Title:
Graft function, histopathology and morphometry of radial arteries used as conduits for myocardial revascularization in patients beyond age 70. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using radial arteries has become a standard procedure for younger patients in many centers. However, advanced atherosclerotic changes may limit its use in older patients. We studied the effects of age on morphologic and histopathologic findings in CABG patients aged 70 years and older. METHODS: In 31 consecutive patients aged 70-85 (mean 77+/-8 years) scheduled for elective CABG, the left or right radial artery (RA) was used to graft the second...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 
Year:
2006 
Journal volume:
30 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
333-40 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1010-7940 
TUM Institution:
Fachgebiet Kardioanästhesie (Prof. Tassani-Prell); Klinik für Anästhesiologie ; Klinik für Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie (Prof. Lange)