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Extending the in situ right internal mammary artery graft with retrocaval positioning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12683597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bilateral internal mammary artery grafting is associated with improved long-term patient outcomes. In situ right internal mammary artery grafting of the obtuse marginal artery, through the transverse sinus, is often limited by conduit length. We describe the technique of retrocaval positioning of the right internal mammary artery graft to extend its functional length for grafting of the circumflex territory. With careful surgical technique, this procedure can be performed safely during routine coronary bypass operations.
Roberto Battellini; Michael A Borger; Carlos Climente; Friedrich W Mohr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-09     Completed Date:  2003-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1335-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Clinic for Heart Surgery, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Mammary Arteries / transplantation*
Vena Cava, Superior

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