A prospective randomized study of heparin-bonded graft (Propaten) versus standard graft in prosthetic arteriovenous access. J Vasc Surg  2015; 62: 115–122.

Published: 29th October 2015

Authors: Shemesh D, Goldin I, Hijazi J, Zaghal I, Berelowitz D, Verstandig A et al. et al.


Some 160 grafts were included, and followed for a median 23.5 months. There was no improvement in primary patency at one year (14 percent bonded versus 12 per cent standard graft) or secondary patency at 36 months (81 versus 68 per cent, respectively).

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