The Short Saphenous Vein: An Alternative to the Long Saphenous Vein for Aortocoronary Bypass

Tomas A. Salerno, Edward J.P. Charrette

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Abstract

The long saphenous vein and the internal mammary artery are considered at present to be the best grafts available for coronary artery bypass. Patients who have had bilateral long saphenous vein stripping and who require multiple aortocoronary bypass grafts present a challenge to the cardiac surgeon. The short saphenous vein appears to be a suitable alternative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-458
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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