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Atherosclerosis in internal mammary and related arteries.
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PMID:  1972299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of atherosclerosis in internal mammary, subclavian, carotid and coronary arteries was studied in an autopsy series of 153 patients, and the structure of the internal elastic lamina was compared in internal mammary and radial arteries. Atherosclerotic changes were exceptional in internal mammary artery, whereas only 12-30% of the other arteries were macroscopically normal. The internal elastic lamina of internal mammary artery was found to be significantly less fragmented than that of radial artery, which may partly explain both the lower incidence of atherosclerosis in internal mammary artery and failure of radial artery grafts. As six (3.9%) of the 153 patients had total or almost total subclavian artery occlusion, subclavian angiography is recommended for patients who are candidates for coronary bypass grafting with internal mammary artery.
T Sisto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0036-5580     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-19     Completed Date:  1990-07-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121343     Medline TA:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Tampere University Central Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arteriosclerosis / epidemiology,  pathology*
Carotid Arteries / pathology
Coronary Disease / pathology
Coronary Vessels / pathology
Descemet Membrane / pathology
Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis
Mammary Arteries / pathology*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Revascularization
Subclavian Artery / pathology
Thoracic Arteries / pathology*

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