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Coronary-coronary bypass with composite radial artery graft.
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PMID:  15016057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary-coronary bypass by using composite radial artery graft is performed between the proximal right coronary artery (RCA) and distal RCA branches. The radial artery (RA) is harvested, then the distal portion of RA is transected. A 10-mm long arteriotomy is performed on the main RA graft. The transected distal portion of RA is anastomosed on the main RA graft with 8-0 polyprolene suture material. Longitudinal arteriotomy is done on the proximal part of RCA followed by proximal anastomosis of the composite graft. Patency of the proximal part of the RCA is controlled by antegrade cardioplegia infusion. The distal limb of the composite graft is anastomosed on to the posteriolateral branch and then the second limb is anastomosed on to posterior the descending branch of the RCA.
Erkan Kuralay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2004 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-12     Completed Date:  2004-11-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-9; discussion 160     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Aorta / transplantation
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Circulation / physiology
Coronary Disease / physiopathology,  surgery
Coronary Vessels / surgery*
Radial Artery / transplantation*

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