Spasm of a saphenous vein bypass graft. A possible mechanism for occlusion of the venous graft

Academic Article


  • The phenomenon of spasm in a venous graft was documented by angiographic study of the graft. This phenomenon has not been reported previously, and, therefore, its frequency of occurrence is unknown. Spasm of a venous graft may prove to play a significant role in the early development of myocardial infarction, closure of the graft, or recurrence of angina after initally successful surgery for aortocoronary bypass when venous grafts remain patent.
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  • Chest  Journal
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    Author List

  • Victor MF; Kimbiris D; Iskandrian AS; Mintz GS; Bemis CE; Procacci PM; Segal BL
  • Start Page

  • 413
  • End Page

  • 415
  • Volume

  • 80
  • Issue

  • 4