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Repair of damaged internal mammary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12238859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The use of the internal mammary artery (IMA) in coronary artery bypass graft surgery is an independent predictor of late survival in all subsets of patients and should not be denied to any subgroup. Therefore damage to the IMA during harvesting is a catastrophic complication after which the graft is usually discarded. We present here a simple and safe technique for repair of a damaged left IMA that allowed its rescue for grafting to the left anterior descending artery.
Authors:
Walter J Gomes; Paulo C Santos; João N R Branco; Enio Buffolo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-19     Completed Date:  2002-10-01     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:  906-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiovascular Surgery Discipline, Escola Paulista de Medicina and São Paulo Hospital, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. wjgomes.dcir@epm.br
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
Coronary Stenosis / radiography,  surgery*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / radiography
Humans
Intraoperative Complications / surgery*
Male
Mammary Arteries / injuries*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Myocardial Revascularization*
Suture Techniques
Tissue and Organ Harvesting*

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