Vascular grafting
Vascular grafting is the use of transplanted or prosthetic blood vessels in surgical procedures.

PTFE and Dacron are some of the most commonly used grafts. Grafts can be used for the aorta
The aorta is the largest artery in the body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it branches off into two smaller arteries...

, femoral artery
Femoral artery
The femoral artery is a general term comprising a few large arteries in the thigh. They begin at the inguinal ligament and end just above the knee at adductor canal or Hunter's canal traversing the extent of the femur bone....

 or in the forearm. Coronary artery bypass graft is used for people with occluded coronary arteries, and often the saphenous vein
Saphenous vein
Saphenous vein may refer to:*Great saphenous vein*Small saphenous vein...

 or left internal thoracic artery
Internal thoracic artery
In human anatomy, the internal thoracic artery , previously known as the internal mammary artery , is an artery that supplies the anterior chest wall and the breasts...

 are used in this procedure.

See also

  • Human umbilical vein graft
    Human umbilical vein graft
    A human umbilical vein graft is a specially prepared human umbilical vein that is used as a vascular graft. HUVGs have found use in arteriovenous fistulae , as an interposition graft between the subclavian artery and pulmonary artery , and for peripheral bypass graft surgery vascular bypass,...

  • Blalock–Taussig shunt
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