1. Optical Coherence Tomography in Grafts (Book Chapter)

    Optical Coherence Tomography in Grafts (Book Chapter)

    Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a commonly used surgery to treat patients with complex artery disease. Long-term outcome of specifically saphenous vein grafts (SVG) is considered unfavorable, while it is the most commonly used conduit. The SVG is prone to occlude and half of the patients will develop vein graft failure (VGF) within 10 years. VGF is the result of the accelerated atherosclerosis that differs from what is seen in native coronaries. Revascularization of SVGs is considered challenging, due to their challenging anatomy and embolic nature. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging is an invasive imaging technique that can be ...

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