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Effect of the cardiac cycle on the coronary anastomosis assessed by ultrasound.
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PMID:  17387187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anastomosis of the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery was performed in 9 pigs to evaluate the effect of changes in the cardiac cycle and the choice of ultrasound mode on assessment of graft morphology. The length of the anastomosis and the diameters of the left anterior descending artery at the toe and heel of the anastomosis, as well as downstream, were measured in end-systole and end-diastole with both B-mode and color Doppler imaging. None of the diameters were influenced by the cardiac cycle using either ultrasound mode. B-mode yielded larger diameters at all points except the toe of the anastomosis. It was concluded that provided the scanning is perpendicular to the vessel, the morphology of an anastomosis can be assessed without paying much attention to the phase of the cycle or the mode of ultrasound applied.
Khalid S Ibrahim; Lasse Løvstakken; Idar Kirkeby-Garstad; Hans Torp; Harald Vik-Mo; Rune Haaverstad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-27     Completed Date:  2008-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Circulation and Imaging Techniques, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Coronary Vessels / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Disease Models, Animal
Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis
Mammary Arteries / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Myocardial Contraction / physiology*

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