Ann Thorac Surg 2012;94:296. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.11.055
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Long-Term Patency 36 Years After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Thomas Strecker, MDa,*,
Daniel Bittner, MDb,
Jürgen von der Emde, MDb,
Michael Weyand, MDa
a Center of Cardiac Surgery, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
b Department of Cardiology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
* Address correspondence to Dr Strecker, Center of Cardiac Surgery, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Krankenhausstrasse 12, 91054 Erlangen, Germany (Email: email@example.com).
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An 80-year-old man with a history of previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was referred to our hospital for routine medical examination. He had undergone a CABG operation more than 36 years ago with saphenous vein grafts to the left anterior descending and the right coronary artery. The patient had been in . . . [Full Text of this Article]
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