Heart, Lung and Circulation
Abstract| Volume 20, ISSUE 4, P262, April 2011

Effect of Lipid Exposure on Graft Patency and Clinical Outcomes: Arteries and Veins are Different

      Introduction: Management of dyslipidaemia after coronary surgery is an essential component of secondary prevention and aims to stabilise native coronary disease and maintain graft patency. Quality of lipid control is variable and multi-factorial with only a quarter of patients achieving some national lipid targets. We evaluated the influence of lipids upon conduit patency and clinical outcomes in long term follow up after primary coronary surgery, with a particular focus on defining their effects in arterial grafts.
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