*Corresponding author:Davut Cekmecelioglu, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Kosuyolu Yuksek Ihtisas Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Turkey
Received: May 28, 2018; Published: June 06, 2018
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The saphena vein grafts used in coronary artery bypass grafting operations are used in majority of patients because of the need for multiple grafts and the high level of availability. The graft deficiency observed in saphena vein grafts especially because of the surgical technic reasons is one of the most important limiting factors of these operations. We aimed to represent our reconstruction method in order to prevent the malposition because of incompliance between the graft size and the required size, and the consequent possible early deficiencies. The stem cell content and secondary contributions of pericardial fat tissue, which is our reconstruction material that can be applied easily, fast, and effectively, are among the promising achievements of our practice.
Keywords: Pericardial fat tissue, Graft patency, CABG, Graft reconstruction
Abbevations: CABG: The Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, SVG: Saphena Vein Grafts, CASS: Coronary Artery Surgery Study, CPB: Cardiopulmonary Bypass