Flow measurements to assess graft patency are an important supplement to the surgeon’s clinical judgment during bypass operations. We recap a practical new paper on how to employ and interpret them.
Beyond showing that graft patency is unaffected by diabetes, a huge new observational study reinforces the choice of ITA grafts over vein grafts whenever possible.
A huge Cleveland Clinic analysis presented at ACC.16 found long-term graft patency after CABG to be almost identical in patients with and without diabetes. The lead researcher shares his take.