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Internal mammary artery: 100% visualization with new ultrasound technology.
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PMID:  9487464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report our experience in visualizing the internal mammary artery (IMA) with new enhanced Doppler technology. Twenty-three patients without previous coronary artery bypass grafting formed the study group. Bilateral transthoracic two-dimensional and color flow Doppler IMA images were acquired from multiple intercostal spaces with a prototype ultrasound machine equipped with coherent beam formation technology. In all patients, the IMA was followed from its origin for an average of 15 cm. To our knowledge, a high rate of direct visualization (100%) of the IMA has not been reported previously. Noninvasive ultrasound assessment of the IMA may reduce the need for invasive preoperative testing for patency and length and allow postoperative assessment of coronary artery flow reserve.
J E Ehrsam; P C Spittell; J B Seward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-09     Completed Date:  1998-04-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color / instrumentation
Mammary Arteries / ultrasonography*

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