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Internal thoracic artery side branch ligation for post coronary surgery ischemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17664211     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of internal thoracic artery side-branch ligation in patients with recurrent angina after coronary bypass are reported with long-term follow-up. Ligation was performed with clips via a left thoracotomy. Treadmill stress testing after 3 and 4 years did not provoke any myocardial ischemia. These findings suggest that an unligated side-branch can produce a steal phenomenon.
Kosmas Tsakiridis; Dimitrios Mikroulis; Vassilios Didilis; Georgios Bougioukas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-31     Completed Date:  2008-04-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / etiology,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Coronary Artery Disease / surgery*
Exercise Test
Mammary Arteries / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / complications,  etiology,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Regional Blood Flow
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Treatment Outcome

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