Arterial Grafts for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Textbook for Cardiovascular Clinicians and Researchers
Springer, 1999 - Medical - 449 pages
Coronary artery disease has been the major cause of death in developed countries for many years and carries higher and higher incidence in developing countries. Coronary artery bypass surgery is the major treatment of coronary artery disease. Arterial grafts have been developed for coronary bypass due to superior long term results and the use of arterial grafts have been rapidly growing. What are the biological characteristics of the arteries used as grafts? How to choose an optimal graft? What is the current status of the use of arterial grafts? What is the evolution in operative techniques? What are the results from the renowned cardiac centers such as the Cleveland Clinic? What are the new technical advances such as minimally invasive technique in arterial grafts? This book focuses on the current concepts on arterial grafts, based on the scientific research on these blood vessels from world-renowned research centers, and on the current status of clinical practice regarding indications, operative technique, and clinical results from world-renowned cardiac surgery centers. The book is written by world-experts who are original contributors in the development of arterial grafts for coronary bypass surgery. By reading this book, cardiovascular researchers can find future directions for their studies. Cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, and their trainees and allied professionals can obtain first-hand information for their clinical practice.
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J A M van Son C B1nner and F M M Smedts
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