The second edition of this book provides updated knowledge about the biological characteristics and clinical use of arterial grafts for coronary artery bypass surgery. The reader will find first-hand information on arterial grafts as well as vein grafts with regard to biological characteristics, clinical use including off-pump coronary bypass grafting surgery, results, and future developments. Written by world-renowned cardiac surgeons and cardiovascular research scientists working in this area, the book will be invaluable both as a practical guide and as a stimulus for further improvement of arterial grafting techniques and technology.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 2006|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 10.63(h) x 0.04(d)|
Table of ContentsBiological Characteristics of Arterial Grafts.- Histology and Comparison of Arterial Grafts Used for Coronary Surgery.- Endothelial Function and Interaction Between the Endothelium and Smooth Muscle in Arterial Grafts.- Clinical Physiology and Related Biological Characteristics.- Clinical Classification of Arterial Grafts.- Use of Vasodilators for Arterial Grafts in Coronary Bypass Surgery.- Pharmacological Studies and Guidelines for the Use of Vasodilators for Arterial Grafts.- Myocardial Protection During Coronary Bypass Surgery Using Arterial Grafts.- Myocardial Management in Arterial Revascularization.- Cardiac Protection from the Viewpoint of Coronary Endothelial Function.- Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.- Needle or Knife? A Comparison Between Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (Including Plain Balloon Angioplasty and Coronary Stenting) and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.- Clinical Choice of Arterial Grafts.- Considerations in the Choice of Arterial Grafts.- Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting.- History of Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting and Alternative Arterial Grafts.- Surgical Techniques for Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting.- Long-Term Results of Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting.- Bilateral Versus Unilateral Internal Thoracic Artery in Coronary Bypass Grafting.- Left-Sided Myocardial Revascularization with Bilateral Skeletonized Internal Thoracic Artery.- Free Compared with Pedicled Right Internal Thoracic Arteries for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.- Radial Artery Grafting.- History and Operative Technique.- Radial Artery Grafting: Clinical Antispastic Protocols.- Radial Artery: Clinical Results.- Angiographic Studies of the Radial Artery Graft.- Gastroepiploic Artery Grafting.- Right Gastroepiploic Artery Grafting: History and Operative Techniques.- The Right Gastroepiploic Artery Graft.- Technique and Results for Skeletonized GEA Using the Harmonic Scalpel in Combination with Other Arterial Grafts in Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery.- Inferior Epigastric Artery Grafting.- Inferior Epigastric Artery Grafting: History, Anatomy and Surgical Techniques.- Inferior Epigastric Artery Grafting: Clinical Results.- Rarely or Possibly Used Arterial Grafting.- Splenic Artery Grafting.- Use of the Subscapular-Thoracodorsal Artery for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.- Inferior Mesenteric Artery Grafting.- Ulnar Artery as a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: Five-Year Experience.- Descending Branch of Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery Grafting.- The Intercostal Artery: An “Ideal” Arterial Graft Awaiting Clinical Application.- Arterial Grafting Using Complex Grafts.- Complex Arterial Grafts: Operative Techniques.- Complex Arterial Grafts: Clinical Results.- Internal Thoracic Artery T-Grafting: Operative Technique and Long-Term Results.- Internal Thoracic Artery and Radial Artery T-Grafting: Operative Technique and Long-Term Results.- Arterial Grafting in Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.- Role of Internal Thoracic Artery Grafts in Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.- Quality Control of Arterial Grafting: Early Detection of Graft Patency and Flow.- Flow Capacity of Arterial Grafts: Internal Thoracic Artery, Gastroepiploic Artery and Other Grafts.- Intraoperative Graft Evaluation in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Using a 15-MHz High-Frequency Linear Transducer: Maintaining the Comprehensive Quality of Coronary Surgery.- Role of Venous Grafts in Arterial Grafting.- Role of Venous Grafts in Combination with Arterial Grafting.- Minimally Invasive Saphenous Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.- Novel Strategies for the Prevention of Vein Graft Failure.- Gene Therapy for Vein Graft Disease.- Minimally Invasive Techniques in Arterial Grafting.- Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and the Role of Arterial Conduits.- Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Using Arterial Grafts.- Comparison of the Effect of On-Pump and Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting on Neurological Events.- Closed-Chest Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Cardioplegia for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: History and Development.