Document Detail

Repair of damaged internal mammary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12238859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Walter J Gomes; Paulo C Santos; João N R Branco; Enio Buffolo
Related Documents :
1529299 - Flowmetric evaluation of internal mammary artery flap during repair of aortic coarctation.
3498999 - Long-term outcome of revascularization of the anterior coronary arteries with crossed d...
11276449 - Preoperative 3d-reconstructions of ultrafast-ct images for the planning of minimally in...
2898559 - Vasilii i. kolesov. a pioneer of coronary revascularization by internal mammary-coronar...
20731269 - Endovascular coiling of an internal mammary artery pseudoaneurysm following placement o...
23795729 - Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
11779009 - Rt-pa thrombolysis in acute thromboembolic upper-extremity arterial occlusion.
16315839 - Fibromuscular dysplasia of the superior mesenteric artery--case report and review of th...
18288439 - The vascular system of the upper eyelid. anatomical study and clinical interest.
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    
Cardiovascular Surgery Discipline, Escola Paulista de Medicina and São Paulo Hospital, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
Coronary Stenosis / radiography,  surgery*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / radiography
Intraoperative Complications / surgery*
Mammary Arteries / injuries*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Myocardial Revascularization*
Suture Techniques
Tissue and Organ Harvesting*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Regulation of chemokine expression by cyclosporine A in alveolar macrophages exposed to hypoxia and ...
Next Document:  Successful treatment in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis and Marfan syndrome.