Repair of damaged internal mammary artery

Repair of damaged internal mammary artery

Autor Gomes, Walter J. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos, Paulo C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Branco, João NR Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Buffolo, Enio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo 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. (C) 2002 by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2002-09-01
Publicado em Annals of Thoracic Surgery. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 74, n. 3, p. 906-907, 2002.
ISSN 0003-4975 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 906-907
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(02)03704-9
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000177883900061
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26951

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