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Recycling of the internal mammary artery in coronary reoperation.
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PMID:  8452419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 5 patients undergoing a coronary artery reoperation, the internal mammary artery graft was taken down and reused. No special problems were encountered perioperatively or postoperatively. Because the number of grafts and distal anastomoses performed in coronary reoperations is increasing, lack of suitable graft conduits will be a problem in the future. Recycling an internal mammary artery graft may be an option to achieve good revascularization in some coronary reoperations.
L Noyez; L K Lacquet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-15     Completed Date:  1993-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  597-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Nijmegen, St. Radboud, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis
Middle Aged
Myocardial Revascularization / methods*
Postoperative Complications
Saphenous Vein / transplantation
Comment In:
Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Sep;62(3):947-9   [PMID:  8784053 ]

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