Percutaneous revascularization of an extensively diseased saphenous vein bypass graft with a saphenous vein-covered Palmaz stent.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A 68-year-old man developed unstable angina 12 years following coronary artery bypass surgery. Angiography revealed an extensive area of severe stenosis and diminished distal flow in a right coronary artery vein bypass graft. Given the high distal embolism rate associated with conventional catheter-based treatment of old degenerated vein grafts, the diseased area was "relined" with a composite autologous saphenous vein-covered stent. The procedure was performed using modifications of standard PTCA methods and resulted in a widely patent, smooth lumen. This initial case demonstrates that a degenerated saphenous vein graft can be successfully revascularized with an autologous saphenous vein-covered stent in an attempt to minimize the potential complications of standard catheter-based revascularization methods.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gurbel, PA; Criado, FJ; Curnutte, EA; Patten, P; Secada-Lovio, J

Published Date

  • January 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 78

PubMed ID

  • 8993819

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-6569

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(sici)1097-0304(199701)40:1<75::aid-ccd13>;2-t


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States