During the last 9 years we performed 111 bypass procedures for lower extremity ischemia, which occurred after failed infrainguinal bypass grafting. An all autogenous reversed vein bypass was achieved in 103 of 111 operations (93%). Five-year primary and secondary patency of bypasses placed as treatment for one or more failed prior bypass(es) was 57% and 71%, respectively, as compared to 80% and 83%, respectively, for 5-year primary and secondary patency of simultaneously placed first time leg bypasses. Five-year limb salvage for bypass procedures performed as treatment for failed bypass was 90%, which was identical to that achieved for first time bypasses.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine