Effect of sequential coronary artery bypass venous grafting on right ventricular functions assessed by tissue Doppler echocardiography


Ozerdem G., Katrancioglu N., Candemir B., Saricam E., Ozturk O., Berkan O.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.23, no.2, pp.63-66, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2010-093
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-66

Abstract

Background: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is a well-known and proven method of treatment for coronary artery disease. A modification of this method is complete revascularisation of the right ventricle by sequential bypass grafting of the right coronary artery, the effects of which on ventricular function need to be clarified. We sought to determine the effect of the sequential bypass graft method on right ventricular (RV) function utilising tissue Doppler echocardiography.