The Impact of Vessel Clamps on Endothelial Integrity and Function of Saphenous Vein Grafts


ONAN B., ERKANLI K., ONAN I. S. , ERSOY B., Canillioglu Y. E. , Senturk G. , ...More

ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, vol.28, no.5, pp.1113-1122, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.01.020
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1113-1122

Abstract

Background: Saphenous vein graft (SVG) failure can be associated with endothelial damage during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Endothelial damage may develop after application of occlusive vessel clamps on SVGs. This study was designed to investigate the effect of plastic and metal clamps on the endothelial integrity and function of SVGs.