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Extracardiac coronary arterial anastomoses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21322035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The collateral arterial circulation of the heart has been extensively studied. However, less attention has been paid to extracardiac anastomoses, which may also be of significant clinical importance. In this review, we will describe the most common types of these anastomoses, which include bronchial to coronary arteries and internal thoracic to coronary arteries. In a much lesser degree, anastomoses between coronary arteries and pericardiacophrenic branches of the internal thoracic arteries, anterior mediastinal arteries, intercostal arteries, and esophageal arterial branches have also been described. Knowledge of the likely morphology and function of the anastomoses, therefore, could prove helpful in the clinical evaluation of patients with myocardial ischemia, particularly when selecting candidates for myocardial revascularization. Clin. Anat. 24:137-142, 2011. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Authors:
Marios Loukas; Michael Hanna; Justin Chen; R Shane Tubbs; Robert H Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1098-2353     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies. mloukas@sgu.edu.
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