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Table 2 Late remodeling in atherosclerotic vein grafts

From: Insights into the pathogenesis of vein graft disease: lessons from intravascular ultrasound

  Grafts /
Patients
Latency
(years)
Lumen area Intimal and medial(plaque)
area
External elastic lamina area
    Reference Stenosis Reference Stenosis Reference Stenosis
Mendellson et al 1995 [38] 21/19 0.8–16 14.6 ± 7.5 7.1 ± 4.5 5.6 ± 3.4 18.3 ± 7.0 20.2 ± 8.5 25.4 ± 8.2
Nishioha et al 1996 [20] 43/42 3–12 15.7 ± 6.8 5.0 ± 1.5 3.2 ± 1.5 13.7 ± 6.3 18.9 ± 7.0 18.7 ± 7.3
Ge et al 1997 [21] 43/43 1–6      12.6 ± 4.0 19.0 ± 9.7
Hong et al 1999 [22]         
Negative remodeling 104/93 1.2–20.7 12.5 ± 4.0 3.6 ± 2.0 5.0 ± 2.4 - 10.9 ± 6.2 17.8 ± 7.9 14.2 ± 8.1
Positive remodeling    11.8 ± 3.5 4.0 ± 1.8 5.1 ± 1.4 15.3 ± 4.7 16.7 ± 4.6 19.4 ± 6.2
  1. Remodeling can be defined as the ratio of the EEL at the site of the stenosis to that of the reference point. Positive remodeling is defined as a stenosis/ reference EEL area ratio >1.1, intermediate remodeling is defined as a ratio 0.9 to 1.1, and negative remodeling as a ratio <0.9.