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Sachito Fukuda

Other affiliations: Osaka Medical College
Bio: Sachito Fukuda is an academic researcher from Memorial Hospital of South Bend. The author has contributed to research in topics: Artery & Internal thoracic artery. The author has an hindex of 13, co-authored 57 publications receiving 645 citations. Previous affiliations of Sachito Fukuda include Osaka Medical College.


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TL;DR: The gastroepiploic artery is a suitable conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting in terms of low surgical risk, high patency rate, and excellent patient outcome.

200 citations

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TL;DR: Sixty-four-slice MDCT showed improved ability to assess bypass grafts and coronary arteries, however, there were still difficulties in assessment of distal runoff arteries in which relatively low diagnostic accuracy was observed that might limit clinical implementation of MDCT.

59 citations

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TL;DR: The right gastroepoploic artery has been used for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in 400 patients of a total of 1359 undergoing the same procedure during an 8-year period and is a safe and effective arterial conduit for CABG.
Abstract: The right gastroepoploic artery (GEA) has been used for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in 400 patients of a total of 1359 undergoing the same procedure during an 8-year period. There were 327 males and 73 females with a mean age of 59 years. Single-, double- and triple-vessel and left main disease were noted in 4, 51, 283 and 62 patients, respectively. Previous myocardial infarction was noted in 208 patients and 40 patients had undergone previous CABG. Internal thoracic artery (ITA) and inferior epigastric artery grafts were concomitantly used in 388 (97%) and 30 (8%) patients, respectively. The mean number of grafts was 3.2 including vein grafts, and 2.3 coronary arteries were bypassed with arterial grafts. The sites of GEA grafting were 43 anterior descending, 6 diagonal, 71 circumflex, and 287 right coronary arteries with 376 in situ and 24 free grafts including 7 sequential grafts. There were eight (2%) early and five (1.3%) late deaths. New Q waves were noted in six (1.5%) patients. Warm body circulation is thought to be favorable with a lower incidence of the need for intra-aortic balloon pump (0.6% vs 6.0%). Postoperative angiography revealed 94% (253/268) early (2 months) and 94% (47/50) late (2-5 years) patency of GEA grafts. In conclusion. GEA is a safe and effective arterial conduit for CABG.

48 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the contractile properties of internal mammary artery and gastroepiploic artery obtained from coronary revascularization were examined by isometric contraction recording apparatus, and the concentration-response relation of both interna- mammary and gastro-epiploic arteries to ergonovine, serotonin, and phenylephrine showed similar sigmoid curves.

44 citations

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TL;DR: The right gastroepiploic artery (GEA) has been successfully used as a coronary bypass graft recently and it is concluded that the GEA can be assumed available without preoperative angiography.

30 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the use of diagnostic procedures and therapies introduced and tested for detection, management, or prevention of disease is discussed. But, the focus is on the medical profession.
Abstract: It is important that the medical profession play a central role in critically evaluating the use of diagnostic procedures and therapies introduced and tested for detection, management, or prevention of disease. Rigorous, expert analysis of the available data documenting absolute and relative

1,917 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the use of diagnostic procedures and therapies introduced and tested for detection, management, or prevention of disease is discussed. But, the focus is on the medical profession.

1,083 citations

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TL;DR: Left internal mammary artery-to-left anterior descending artery anastomosis performed on a beating heart via a left anterior small thoracotomy is a safe procedure and in selected patients the operation has good early and midterm results.

610 citations