Aortic distensibility and coronary artery bypass graft patency.

Ozdemir B., BİÇER M., ÖZDEMİR L., Baran I., Kaderli A. A., ŞENTÜRK T., ...More

Journal of cardiothoracic surgery, vol.4, pp.14, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1749-8090-4-14
  • Journal Name: Journal of cardiothoracic surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.14
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Aortic distensibility is an elasticity index of the aorta, and reflects aortic stiffness. Coronary artery disease has been found to be substantially associated with increased aortic stiffness. In this study we aimed to retrospectively analyze the association of angiographically determined aortic distensibility with the patency rates of coronary bypass grafts