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Spontaneous recanalization of functionally occluded bilateral internal thoracic artery T graft.
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PMID:  12813385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Functional occlusion of the left internal thoracic artery T graft is reported. The patient underwent triple coronary artery bypass grafting with bilateral internal thoracic artery, anastomosing in situ to the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending artery, free right internal thoracic artery to the obtuse marginal and posterolateral branch of the left circumflex artery. Early angiography showed occlusion of the in situ left internal thoracic artery to the moderately stenosed left anterior descending artery and patent side arm to circumflex. However, mid-term angiography revealed restoration of the left internal thoracic artery flow. A negative exercise stress test was noted throughout the postoperative period. Flow competition with a native coronary artery may be responsible for functional occlusion of the left internal thoracic artery.
I Fukuda; N Takeyasu; Y Noguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-18     Completed Date:  2003-08-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Angina, Unstable / surgery*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Stenosis / surgery
Graft Occlusion, Vascular*
Mammary Arteries / transplantation*
Remission, Spontaneous

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