Aortic distensibility and coronary artery bypass graft patency


Ozdemir B., BİÇER M., ÖZDEMİR L. , Baran I., Kaderli A. A. , ŞENTÜRK T., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.4, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1749-8090-4-14
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Abstract

Background: Aortic distensibility is an elasticity index of the aorta, and reflects aortic stiffness. Coronary artery disease has been found to be substantially associated with increased aortic stiffness. In this study we aimed to retrospectively analyze the association of angiographically determined aortic distensibility with the patency rates of coronary bypass grafts