The effect of storage solutions on endothelial function and saphenous vein graft patency
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Vein graft failure is a complex mechanism that can be triggered immediately after surgical harvesting. Storage solutions have a major role in preventing endothelial cell damage during harvesting. While normal saline is still widely used, buffered solutions seem to better preserve endothelial integrity and function. This review aims to summarize the current literature surrounding vein graft storage solutions.
KeywordsVein graft Preservation solution Coronary artery bypass
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Louis Paul Perrault discloses a financial relationship with ClearFlow and Somahulation as a member of the scientific committee. All other authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
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