great saphenous vein

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Noun1.great saphenous vein - the longest vein in the bodygreat saphenous vein - the longest vein in the body; runs from foot to the groin where it joins the femoral vein
saphenous vein, vena saphena - either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot
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The company said VEST (Venous External SupporT) is a kink resistant cobalt-chromium external support applied on the outer surface of saphenous vein grafts when used in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) surgery.
The results address inconsistency in the published literature regarding long-term outcomes after stenting of saphenous vein grafts (SVG), added Prof.
Favalaro popularized the coronary artery bypass with saphenous vein grafts using heart lung machine in late sixties7.
Currently, nearly half of all saphenous vein grafts (a superficial leg vein used to bypass blocked coronary arteries) fail within 18 months because of inflammation and Intlmal hyperplasia, Inward growth of cells in the vessel's Inner lining that can block blood flow to the heart.
4) Dalsing et al reported on late follow-up of three patients with reversed saphenous vein grafts (21-49 months), none of whom experienced graft stenosis or dilatation on duplex ultrasound scan.
He has undergone coronary artery bypass graft operation with saphenous vein grafts placed to the left anterior descending coronary artery and the largest obtuse marginal branch of the left circumflex coronary artery.
Up to 25% of saphenous vein grafts occlude in the first postoperative year, and annual occlusion rates thereafter are l%-2% until year 5 and 4%-5% from years 5-10.
Vascular conduit grafts are the only realistic option for insitu replacement of infected prosthetic grafts, and saphenous vein grafts are ideal for limb-salvage and during coronary artery bypass when autologous conduit is unavailable.
Angiography revealed that left internal thoracic artery (LITA) graft to left anterior descending artery (LAD) and saphenous vein grafts to posterior descending artery (PDA) branch of the right coronary artery (RCA) and second obtuse marginal (OM) branch of the circumflex artery (CX) correspondingly were patent.