Aortocoronary bypass grafting with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene: 12- year patency

Allison J. McLarty, Michael R. Phillips, David R. Holmes, Hartzell V. Schaff

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Prosthetic coronary artery bypass conduits are rarely used because the rate of thrombosis is inherently higher than that with autologous conduits. The low medium-term patency rates of prosthetic grafts have restricted their use primarily to patients with inadequate autologous conduits or to selected emergencies. We describe a patient treated with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene who had documented patency 12 years after the operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1442-1444
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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