Radial artery bypass graft is a feasible and durable conduit for challenging infrainguinal revascularization: 17 years of Melbourne experience.
BME Mees, DR Robinson, G Fell, ATW Chan
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery | Elsevier BV | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVES: The superiority of autogenous venous conduits in infrainguinal bypass surgery is well established. In the absence of suitable leg or arm veins the radial artery can be utilized as an alternative autogenous conduit. In contrast to cardiac surgery, experience with the radial artery as a conduit for infrainguinal bypass surgery is limited. The purpose of this study was to review the outcomes of our radial artery bypasses over the last 17 years. METHODS: All radial artery bypasses performed between 1995 and 2012 were identified from a prospective database. Patency, limb salvage, and survival were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier survival estimate method. RESULTS: Twenty-nine radial ..View full abstract