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Is it better to treat bypass graft or native coronary artery following early graft failure?
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  • Davorin Sef,
  • Mladen Predrijevac,
  • Shahzad Raja,
  • Marko Turina
Davorin Sef
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
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Mladen Predrijevac
Magdalena - Clinic for Cardiovascular Diseases
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Shahzad Raja
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
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Marko Turina
University Hospital Zurich
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Abstract

Several studies have already shown that coronary angiography and PCI can be safely performed after CABG. It is of paramount importance that early graft failure is recognized in a timely manner and that an appropriate treatment is delivered immediately in order to reduce the extent of myocardial damage and improve clinical outcome. Therefore, urgent angiography allows both identification of the underlying cause of early graft failure and immediate treatment according to the findings. So far, recent evidence shows that PCI to native coronary arteries is associated with higher procedural success rate and less complications leading to the better clinical outcome.  

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

26 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
26 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
27 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
09 Oct 20201st Revision Received
10 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
10 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
10 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Accept