Identification of coronary artery by-pass grafts: reliability of MRI in clinical practice

PaoloDi Renzi, Francesco Fedele, Ernesto Di Cesare, Paolo Pavone, Franco Fabietti, Susanna Sciomer, Dario C. Vizza, Armando Dagianti, Roberto Passariello

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Abstract

In order to test MRI ability to detect the number and the sites of coronary artery by-pass grafts (CABGs), 22 patients with CABGs were studied. The detection of a neo-vessel in even one of the examination slices was considered as positive for the study, disregarding the difference between its origin and course. With such a criterion, MRI total percentage of vascular bridges identification resulted in 76.1% (51/67) with very low values for CABGs implanted on diagonal, obtuse marginal and posterior descending vessels (11/24=45.8%). These results lead to the conclusion that, although MRI has some advantages in the identification of CABGs implanted on the main coronary vessels in the early post-operative period, its extensive use cannot be proposed at the present state of the art.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalThe International Journal of Cardiac Imaging
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1992

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Keywords

  • coronary by-pass grafts
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Renzi, P., Fedele, F., Di Cesare, E., Pavone, P., Fabietti, F., Sciomer, S., ... Passariello, R. (1992). Identification of coronary artery by-pass grafts: reliability of MRI in clinical practice. The International Journal of Cardiac Imaging, 8(2), 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01137529

Identification of coronary artery by-pass grafts : reliability of MRI in clinical practice. / Renzi, PaoloDi; Fedele, Francesco; Di Cesare, Ernesto; Pavone, Paolo; Fabietti, Franco; Sciomer, Susanna; Vizza, Dario C.; Dagianti, Armando; Passariello, Roberto.

In: The International Journal of Cardiac Imaging, Vol. 8, No. 2, 06.1992, p. 85-94.

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Renzi, P, Fedele, F, Di Cesare, E, Pavone, P, Fabietti, F, Sciomer, S, Vizza, DC, Dagianti, A & Passariello, R 1992, 'Identification of coronary artery by-pass grafts: reliability of MRI in clinical practice', The International Journal of Cardiac Imaging, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01137529
Renzi, PaoloDi ; Fedele, Francesco ; Di Cesare, Ernesto ; Pavone, Paolo ; Fabietti, Franco ; Sciomer, Susanna ; Vizza, Dario C. ; Dagianti, Armando ; Passariello, Roberto. / Identification of coronary artery by-pass grafts : reliability of MRI in clinical practice. In: The International Journal of Cardiac Imaging. 1992 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 85-94.
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