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A new technique for the old arterial graft: internal thoracic artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18304133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The internal thoracic artery (ITA) is the gold-standard conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery. It stays patent well in the long-term period, and this evidence is directly related to the superior later outcome in terms of longevity. Coronary artery bypass grafting with multiarterial grafts can be performed safely, and better long-term result can be expected with the use of arterial conduits, especially ITA. We describe a simple and practical technique for the left ITA grafting by dividing the ITA graft and using its proximal and distal parts in situ for the distal left anterior descending (LAD) artery and the obtuse marginal artery grafting.
Ufuk Tutun; Ferit Cicekcioglu; A Ihsan Parlar; Muharrem Tola; A Tulga Ulus; S Fehmi Katircioglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2008 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-28     Completed Date:  2008-05-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures / methods
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Stenosis / surgery,  ultrasonography
Mammary Arteries / surgery*
Radial Artery / surgery
Treatment Outcome

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