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Impaired myocardial perfusion from persistent mammary side branches: a role for functional imaging and embolization.
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PMID:  20871668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The diagnosis and management of ischemic symptoms in patients after coronary artery bypass surgery can be challenging. It has been hypothesized that persistent branches of the internal mammary artery can divert flow from the left anterior descending artery and cause symptoms. We present a case in which successful coil embolization of a side branch improved flow and clinical symptoms. Side branch embolization might be a useful treatment option and should be considered in the management of symptomatic patients with a patent mammary graft.
Michael S Firstenberg; Gregory Guy; Charles Bush; Subha V Raman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology research and practice     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  2090-0597     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Res Pract     Publication Date:  2010  
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Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101516542     Medline TA:  Cardiol Res Pract     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Ohio State University Medical Center, N817 Doan Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
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