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Effects of cerivastatin on vascular function of human radial and left internal thoracic arteries
Background. Statins may enhance vascular function independently of effects on cholesterol. This study investigated the ability of statins to modulate the vascular recovery of arteries used as coronary bypass grafts.
Methods. Specimens of radial artery and left internal thoracic artery were obtained during coronary artery bypass grafting. The specimens were divided into vascular rings, which were incubated in the absence or presence of cerivastatin (10−6 mol/L) for either 2 or 24 hours. Using an organ bath technique, endothelial function was examined using acetylcholine (10−9 to 10−5 mol/L) after contraction by 3x10−8 mol/L
Conclusions. In radial artery, cerivastatin significantly preserved
19 июня 2002 | 00:06Coronary hybrid revascularization from January 1997 to January 2001: a clinical follow-up
Background. Hybrid revascularization (HyR), combining minimally invasive left internal mammary artery (LIMA) bypass grafting to the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and catheter
20 мая 2002 | 00:05Coronary artery bypass grafting using the gastroepiploic artery in 1,000 patients
Background. The gastroepiploic artery (GEA) has been used as a graft in 1,000 patients in our institution, and the clinical outcome and the angiographic long-term results were reviewed. Methods.
20 мая 2002 | 00:05Hospital readmission after coronary artery bypass grafting: are women doing worse?
Background. In studies of gender effects on outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting, early mortality has consistently tended to be higher among women, whereas long-term results have varied.
20 мая 2002 | 00:05Impact of aortic manipulation on incidence of cerebrovascular accidents after surgical myocardial revascularization
Background. The impact of aortic manipulation on incidence of cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) was evaluated in patients who underwent myocardial revascularization. Methods. From January 1988
20 мая 2002 | 00:05Safe, highly selective use of pulmonary artery catheters in coronary artery bypass grafting: an objective patient selection method
Background. Routine versus selective use of pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) monitoring in coronary artery bypass grafting operations is a topic of significant debate. Accordingly, we retrospectively