Bio: Takayama T is an academic researcher from Memorial Hospital of South Bend. The author has contributed to research in topics: Internal thoracic artery & Coronary artery bypass surgery. The author has an hindex of 6, co-authored 15 publications receiving 317 citations.
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.
TL;DR: Using this implantable Doppler miniprobe, postoperative function in the individual coronary bypass graft under various conditions was effectively investigated.
Abstract: Background. The present study was designed to investigate physiological and pharmacological responses of the arterial graft flow measured by the directly implanted ultrasonic pulsed Doppler miniprobe after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods and Results. Our original 5-MHz, 5-mm-diameter, Doppler mini-flow probe catheter, which has four silicone brims in front to facilitate its fixation onto the graft without direct suture, was attached onto internal thoracic artery (ITA) and gastroepiploic artery (GEA) grafts during CABG in 10 patients
TL;DR: Intraoperative coronary angiography using fluorescein was applied to evaluate the patency of saphenous vein grafts just after completion of the distal anastomosis, giving more timely and precise information during coronary artery bypass grafting.
TL;DR: It is concluded that the Doppler miniprobe can provide helpful information for the evaluation of results of coronary artery bypass grafting in real time without necessitating any additional procedures.
TL;DR: A repair procedure that consists of using a Teflon tape bridge and total circular annuloplasty to divide the common atrioventricular valve into two atriventricular valves was performed in 2 infants, and the results were satisfactory.
TL;DR: The major areas of change reflected in the update of the ACC/AHA Guidelines for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery are described in a format that can be read and understood as a stand-alone document.
TL;DR: The data suggest that use of the RA and the IEA in composite conduits for myocardial revascularization is feasible and can be safely used when bilateral internal mammary artery or sequential internal mammARY artery grafting is not advisable.
TL;DR: From October 1991 to May 1993, 130 patients were submitted to myocardial revascularization using complex preformed arterial conduits using free grafts and there was no operative mortality, and no inotropic or mechanical supports were used.