Published in Heart Disease Weekly, September 3rd, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "The Symmetry Bypass Connector (St. Jude Medical) was developed to rapidly anastomose saphenous vein grafts to the aorta during coronary bypass surgery (CABG) without cross-clamping. Previous uncontrolled studies of this device observed vein graft closures at 6 months, possibly attributable to neointimal hyperplasia. To assess the long-term clinical outcomes of the Symmetry device, we performed a retrospective matched case-control analysis of patients who...
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