Published in Blood Weekly, June 11th, 2009
"The aims of this study were to investigate the patency rate of saphenous vein (SV) graft after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) and to evaluate the influence of a clampless hand-sewn proximal anastomosis on late graft patency. Patients (n = 232) were enrolled who underwent OPCAB with SV grafts from 2004 to 2007 and had follow-up angiography. For proximal anastomoses, a clampless device was...
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