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Finding the LAD during MIDCAB operations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10543529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) is a new surgical procedure that revascularizes the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) without the need for a median sternotomy or cardiopulmonary bypass. This operation is performed through a small left anterior thoracotomy. With this exposure, it can be difficult to locate the left anterior descending coronary artery. We have identified anatomic features on the surface of the pericardium that can serve as a landmark for finding the left anterior descending coronary artery.
M F Szwerc; J C Lin; J A Magovern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-09     Completed Date:  1999-11-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1422-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Vessels / surgery
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive*

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