Coronary Artery Graft Disease

Mechanisms and Prevention

  • Thomas F. Lüscher
  • Marko Turina
  • Eugene Braunwald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. The Problem

  3. Surgical Aspects

  4. Diagnosis of Graft Failure

  5. Biological Characteristics and Coronary Bypass Grafts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. T. F. Lüscher, Z. Yang, B. S. Oemar
      Pages 193-211
    3. D. A. Lewis, V. M. Miller
      Pages 228-244
  6. Pharmacological Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. H. Drexel, F. W. Amann
      Pages 247-258
    3. J. H. Chesebro, B. J. Meyer, A. Fernandez-Ortiz, I. K. Jang, V. Fuster
      Pages 276-298
  7. Revascularization Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. P. Urban, B. Meier
      Pages 340-359
    3. L. K. von Segesser, M. I. Turina
      Pages 360-376
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 391-396

About this book


In patients with coronary artery disease, surgical revascu- larization with arterial or venous bypass grafts not only relieves symptoms, but also prolongs life. The result of such interventions, however, is frequently impaired by graft dysfunction and occlusion. This monograph highlights the clinical importance of coronary artery bypass graft disease and, in particular, the use of modern diagnostic techniques to assess graft structure and function. The molecular and cellular mechanisms of coronary bypass graft disease are ex- tensively discussed with several chapters devoted to prophy- lactic medical therapy. The indication, technique and results of reinterventions with balloon angioplasty, reope- ration or transplantation in patients with graft failure are also reviewed.


Bypass Bypass operation Coronary artery grafts Lipoprotein Stent angiography artery coronary artery disease coronary heart disease drugs heart heart disease platelet surgery transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas F. Lüscher
    • 1
  • Marko Turina
    • 2
  • Eugene Braunwald
    • 3
  1. 1.Abteilung KardiologieInselspitalBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Herz-GefäßchirurgieUniversitätsspitalZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of MedicineHarvard University and Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78639-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78637-2
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