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Long-term patency of the right internal mammary artery used as a coronary bypass conduit and the effect of the recipient vessel.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12914880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study reviewed our experience with the long-term patency of the right internal mammary coronary artery (RIMA) bypass graft in 58 patients over 1 year. Thirty-one percent (n = 18) of patients had obstructive lesions in the RIMA. In vessels with any lesion, the percent stenosis was 85.5% (range 30% to 100%). Eleven of 38 patients (28%) with right-sided recipient vessels had significant stenosis, whereas 21% of left-sided recipient vessels had significant stenosis of the RIMA. When compared with left internal mammary artery grafting, the long-term patency of the RIMA was lower than expected and warrants larger prospective studies.
Andrew Rashkow; Haq Nawaz; Diana Juhasz; Bogdan Marcu; Thomas Donohue
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-13     Completed Date:  2003-08-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  460-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, The Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / radiography*
Heart Catheterization
Mammary Arteries / radiography*,  transplantation
Middle Aged
Vascular Patency

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