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Internal thoracic artery as a collateral source to the ischemic lower extremity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11053828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Based on the superior long-term results, internal thoracic artery is widely used for coronary artery bypass grafting. However, the vessel can play an important role as a collateral source to the chronically ischemic lower limbs. We reported two cases who underwent simultaneous revascularization to the myocardium and lower limbs because this particular condition was anticipated. Selective angiography of internal thoracic artery was useful to determine its role before harvesting in our cases. Careful preoperative examinations and choice of surgical approach are required for such patients to avoid serious vascular complications.
N Hayashida; E Kai; N Enomoto; S Aoyagi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-20     Completed Date:  2001-01-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  613-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Kurume University, 67 Asahi-machi, 830-0011, Kurume, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Disease / complications*,  radiography,  surgery*
Intermittent Claudication / complications*,  radiography,  surgery*
Leg / blood supply*
Mammary Arteries / radiography,  transplantation*
Middle Aged

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