WJCS  Vol.4 No.4 , April 2014
Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Grafts in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Comparison in Terms of Patient Symptoms
ABSTRACT
Background: The aim of this study is to compare radial artery with saphenous vein grafts which are widely used for coronary bypass, from views of patients’ satisfaction and postoperative findings. Methods: 42 isolated coronary bypass (CABG) patients performed during November 2012-April 2013 are included in the study. 30 days after the operation, in patients who had both RA and SV removal made responses to a questionnaire form which included 6 questions about symptoms of extremity. Results: After analyzing the responses and physical examination, there was no difference in terms of quality of life and usefulness of the extremity for daily use between two grafts. 2 patients (2%) have wound infection on the saphenous vein incision and additional surgical procedure was performed and a scar tissue has occurred. There was no statistically significance between uncomfortable symptoms and demographic data. Conclusion: Our study suggested that RA graft using showed a bit more comfortable and suitable effect against SV in our patients. We think that radial arterial grafts should be used more widely in coronary surgery with selected patients.

 


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Gencpinar, T. , Aykut, K. , Albayrak, G. , Ayoğlu, U. , Yilmaz, M. , Sagdic, K. and Emmiler, M. (2014) Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Grafts in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Comparison in Terms of Patient Symptoms. World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 4, 43-46. doi: 10.4236/wjcs.2014.44007.
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