Intraoperative Graft Patency Verification in Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
Graft verification is a crucial aspect of successful cardiac and vascular surgery, as many complications seen in coronary surgery today are due to poor graft function. The incidence of surgical imperfections can be reduced only when adequate methods of intraoperative graft patency verification are adopted. If coronary surgery is to remain a major clinical modality in the treatment of coronary artery disease, assurance of graft patency by vascular flowmetry at the time of surgery is of critical importance.The first text ever written on the topic, this book summarizes the most recent scientific findings in vascular flowmetry and its application to intraoperative verification. Internationally recognized authorities in the field contribute their experience and opinion on the use of modern flowmetric technologies in cardiac and vascular surgery. Each of the book's 11 chapters describes a different aspect of the clinical applicability of intraoperative flowmetry, with the aim of educating readers to successfully incorporate the technique in their daily clinical practice.
Cardiac and vascular surgeons, general surgeons, cardiologists and fellows will all benefit from the knowledge presented by this book.