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Claudine C. Robart

Bio: Claudine C. Robart is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Artery & Right gastroepiploic artery. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 71 citations.

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TL;DR: This study shows that distal right gastroepiploic artery sizes are comparable with sizes of target coronary arteries, however, neither flow nor size is as consistent when compared with internal thoracic artery grafts.

71 citations

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TL;DR: This article reviews bypass graft disease and highlights important aspects of its prevention and management and identifies particularly informative articles on saphenous vein and arterial grafts and on repeat coronary operation.
Abstract: Purpose: To review saphenous vein graft disease and its prevention and management. Data Sources: A MEDLINE search of articles published on saphenous vein and arterial bypass grafts. Study Selection...

176 citations

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01 Oct 1995-Chest
TL;DR: This review provides an update on the clinical work done with all coronary conduits available for myocardial surgical revascularization and the use of alternative conduits for patients with absolutely no autologous conduit alternatives are uncommon.

92 citations

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TL;DR: The preliminary results suggest that the failure rate of the RIMA graft is significantly higher, especially if used as a pedicled graft to the posterior descending artery, than the R-GEA graft, which is preferred in diabetics and whenever the posterior descend artery is the target vessel.
Abstract: Background The graft of choice for the left anterior descending coronary artery is the left internal mammary artery because of superior long-term patency. However, controversy exists regarding the graft of choice for the right coronary artery and for the posterior descending branch. Methods and Results Two types of pedicled arterial grafts were used for the right coronary and the posterior descending arteries in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery between January 1991 and September 1994. Group A comprised 114 patients with a right internal mammary artery (RIMA) graft, and group B consisted of 127 patients with an in situ right gastroepiploic artery (R-GEA) graft. Mean age was 56.9 years in group A and 63.3 years in group B; 7.9% (9 of 114) and 33.9% (43 of 127) were diabetics in groups A and B, respectively. Overall mortality was 2.6% (3 deaths) for group A and 3.9% (5 deaths) for group B (P=NS). However, the prevalence of perioperative myocardial infarction in the right coronary artery distributi...

72 citations

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TL;DR: The 5-year patency of RGEA grafts was 82.1%, with a 95% confidence interval of 63.1% to 93.9% as discussed by the authors.

70 citations

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TL;DR: Prevention of spasm involves many considerations, and the principles are discussed in this review article.

66 citations