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Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1996 Jun;38(2):175-8.

Percutaneous bailout therapy of a perforated vein graft using a stent-autologous vein patch.

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Section of Cardiology, Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans, Louisiana 70121, USA.


A 74-yr-old man with two prior coronary bypass surgeries experienced perforation of an occluded aortocoronary vein graft during a transluminal extraction catheter (TEC) procedure for unstable angina. The perforation was successfully closed using a Palmaz 154 stent covered with a short segment of autologous antecubital vein.

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