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Chapter 36. Intervention in Venous and Arterial Grafts

The use of embolic protection in saphenous vein graft (SVG) stent implantation in the randomized SAFER trial was associated with which of the following outcomes?

A. No impact on occurrence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE)

B. 10% reduction in MACE

C. 20% reduction in MACE

D. 40% reduction in MACE

The correct answer is D

The rate of SVG failure at 1 year after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) in routinely performed angiographic studies was shown to be which of the following?

A. 5%

B. 10%

C. 15%

D. ≥20%

The correct answer is D

Use of slightly oversized stents in SVGs has been associated with which of the following outcomes?

A. Reduced target vessel revascularization

B. Reduced periprocedural infarction

C. Increased periprocedural MACE

D. Reduced restenosis

The correct answer is C

Use of drug-eluting stents in SVGs compared to bare metal stents was associated with which of the following in randomized trials?

A. Reduced mortality

B. Reduced myocardial infarction

C. Reduced stent thrombosis

D. Reduced restenosis

The correct answer is D

When used in SVGs prior to stent implantation, atheroablative strategies were shown to be associated with which of the following?

A. Increased cost and reduced restenosis

B. Increased cost and similar restenosis

C. Similar cost and outcome

D. Increased complications

The correct answer is B

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