internal mammary coronary artery anastomosis

Summary

Summary: Direct myocardial revascularization in which the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the right coronary artery, circumflex artery, or anterior descending coronary artery. The internal mammary artery is the most frequent choice, especially for a single graft, for coronary artery bypass surgery.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Percutaneous intervention on the LIMA: tackling the tortuosity
    Sanjiv Sharma
    Cardiovascular Intervention Center, Division of Cardiology, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 93301, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 15:359-62. 2003
  2. ncbi Effects of pretreatment with different topical vasodilators on blood flow in the internal mammary artery: a prospective randomized study
    Bektas Battaloglu
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inonu University, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Malatya, Turkey
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E136-40. 2007
  3. ncbi The effect of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting on survival during 20 postoperative years
    Bruce W Lytle
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:2005-12; discussion 2012-4. 2004
  4. ncbi Total arterial revascularization in triple-vessel disease with off-pump and aortic no-touch technique
    Wook Sung Kim
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1861-5. 2008
  5. ncbi Techniques and benefits of multiple internal mammary artery bypass at 20 years of follow-up
    J Scott Rankin
    Centennial Heart Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1008-14; discussion 1014-5. 2007
  6. ncbi Does bilateral ITA grafting increase perioperative complications? Outcome of 4462 patients with bilateral versus 4204 patients with single ITA bypass
    Brigitte Gansera
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, City Hospital Munich Bogenhausen, Englschalkingerstr 77, 81925 Munich, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:318-23. 2006
  7. ncbi Age cut-off for the loss of benefit from bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec City, QC, Canada, G1V 4G5
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:977-82. 2008
  8. ncbi Long-term follow-up of coronary artery bypass grafting in three-vessel disease using exclusively pedicled bilateral internal thoracic and right gastroepiploic arteries
    Giuseppe Tavilla
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:794-9; discussion 799. 2004
  9. ncbi Single versus multiple internal mammary artery grafting for coronary artery bypass: 15-year follow-up of a clinical practice trial
    William R Burfeind
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Circulation 110:II27-35. 2004
  10. ncbi Mid-to-long-term patency comparison of the right internal thoracic artery grafts on the left anterior descending and on the right coronary arteries
    M Mert
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University, Institute of Cardiology, Turkey
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 51:180-4. 2003

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  1. ncbi Percutaneous intervention on the LIMA: tackling the tortuosity
    Sanjiv Sharma
    Cardiovascular Intervention Center, Division of Cardiology, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 93301, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 15:359-62. 2003
    ..We describe a new technique that overcomes this problem...
  2. ncbi Effects of pretreatment with different topical vasodilators on blood flow in the internal mammary artery: a prospective randomized study
    Bektas Battaloglu
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inonu University, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Malatya, Turkey
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E136-40. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to investigate how brief pretreatments with 4 different vasodilators applied topically at normal body temperature affect blood flow in the internal mammary artery...
  3. ncbi The effect of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting on survival during 20 postoperative years
    Bruce W Lytle
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:2005-12; discussion 2012-4. 2004
    ..To compare survival of patients receiving bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts and single internal thoracic artery grafts more than 20 postoperative years, assess magnitude of benefit, and identify predictors of benefit...
  4. ncbi Total arterial revascularization in triple-vessel disease with off-pump and aortic no-touch technique
    Wook Sung Kim
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1861-5. 2008
    ..We evaluated the outcomes in patients who have undergone total arterial revascularization using the bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITA) with off-pump and aorta no-touch technique...
  5. ncbi Techniques and benefits of multiple internal mammary artery bypass at 20 years of follow-up
    J Scott Rankin
    Centennial Heart Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1008-14; discussion 1014-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess 20-year clinical benefits of MIMA grafting and to evaluate the possible effects of two different MIMA configurations...
  6. ncbi Does bilateral ITA grafting increase perioperative complications? Outcome of 4462 patients with bilateral versus 4204 patients with single ITA bypass
    Brigitte Gansera
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, City Hospital Munich Bogenhausen, Englschalkingerstr 77, 81925 Munich, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:318-23. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi Age cut-off for the loss of benefit from bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting
    Siamak Mohammadi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Laval Hospital, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Quebec City, QC, Canada, G1V 4G5
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:977-82. 2008
    ..To identify the age-related benefit of single and bilateral internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafting on long-term cardiac-related survival in patients who survived from primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  8. ncbi Long-term follow-up of coronary artery bypass grafting in three-vessel disease using exclusively pedicled bilateral internal thoracic and right gastroepiploic arteries
    Giuseppe Tavilla
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:794-9; discussion 799. 2004
    ..Therefore this article describes the survival and cardiac-related event-free survival in patients having bilateral ITA and gastroepiploic artery (GEA) grafting for 3-vessel disease...
  9. ncbi Single versus multiple internal mammary artery grafting for coronary artery bypass: 15-year follow-up of a clinical practice trial
    William R Burfeind
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Circulation 110:II27-35. 2004
    ..This study was designed to test the hypothesis that multiple IMA grafts would provide better 15-year outcomes when compared with single IMA and vein grafts...
  10. ncbi Mid-to-long-term patency comparison of the right internal thoracic artery grafts on the left anterior descending and on the right coronary arteries
    M Mert
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University, Institute of Cardiology, Turkey
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 51:180-4. 2003
    ..However, some controversy still exists regarding the optimal target coronary artery for this graft; different strategies have been proposed for bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting...
  11. ncbi Skeletonization of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts lowers the risk of sternal infection in patients with diabetes
    Mark D Peterson
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, and Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1314-9. 2003
    ....
  12. ncbi Better ischemic event-free survival after two internal thoracic artery grafts: 13 years of follow-up
    E Berreklouw
    Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1535-41. 2001
    ..We researched our data to determine whether pedicled bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting led to better ischemic event-free survival compared to single ITA grafting, at 10 years mean follow-up...
  13. ncbi Technical aspects of composite arterial T-grafts: estimation of required conduit length by a simple formula
    A Albert
    Heart Institute Lahr Baden, Lahr, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:461-6. 2008
    ..When composite arterial T-grafts are used, uncertainty persists as to whether the RIMA will be long enough to reach the RCA. We present a formula for the preoperative estimation of the required conduit length...
  14. ncbi Late results of first myocardial revascularization in multiple vessel disease: single versus bilateral internal mammary artery with or without saphenous vein grafts
    Antonio Maria Calafiore
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, Torino, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:542-8. 2004
    ....
  15. ncbi Blood flow in composite arterial grafts and effect of native coronary flow
    A G Royse
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:1619-22. 1999
    ..Proof of the capacity of this composite conduit to provide adequate blood flow to the coronary circulation is required...
  16. ncbi Bilateral internal mammary artery grafting: midterm results of pedicled versus skeletonized conduits
    A M Calafiore
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, G D Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 67:1637-42. 1999
    ..To increase the number of anastomoses per patient, bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMAs) were harvested with a skeletonized approach instead of a pedicled one...
  17. ncbi Reoperations in patients with patent left internal mammary artery
    Antonino Roscitano
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:720-2. 2004
    ..Our study included 3 patients and there were no operative deaths and complications...
  18. ncbi The impact of intraoperative transit time flow measurement on the results of on-pump coronary surgery
    Necip Becit
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:313-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of detection of graft dysfunction by intraoperative transit time flow measurement (TTFM) on the surgical results of on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting...
  19. ncbi Long-term patency of saphenous vein and left internal mammary artery grafts after coronary artery bypass surgery: results from a Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study
    Steven Goldman
    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:2149-56. 2004
    ..This study defined long-term patency of saphenous vein grafts (SVG) and internal mammary artery (IMA) grafts...
  20. ncbi Letter regarding article by Khot et al, "Radial artery bypass grafts have an increased occurrence of angiographically severe stenosis and occlusion compared with left internal mammary arteries and saphenous vein grafts"
    Shahzad G Raja
    Circulation 111:e6-9; author reply e6-9. 2005
  21. ncbi Patency of internal thoracic artery compared to vein grafts - postoperative angiographic findings in 1189 symptomatic patients in 12 years
    B Gansera
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Klinikum Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:412-7. 2007
    ..This study evaluates the angiographic findings in 1,189 symptomatic patients who received either one or both ITA-grafts with or without additional SVG...
  22. ncbi A randomized comparison of radial-artery and saphenous-vein coronary bypass grafts
    Nimesh D Desai
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    N Engl J Med 351:2302-9. 2004
    ..We therefore sought to determine the relative patency rate of radial-artery and saphenous-vein grafts in a randomized trial in which we controlled for bias in the selection of patients and vessels...
  23. ncbi Detection of early postoperative internal mammary artery atherosclerosis using Tc-99m myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging
    Jo Mahenthiran
    Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 11:E1-3. 2004
    ..However, the role of myocardial SPECT imaging to detect early recurrence of ischemia after surgery is limited, and its utility in asymptomatic CABG patients remains poorly established...
  24. ncbi The novel use of a covered stent in the management of a left internal mammary artery to pulmonary vasculature fistula
    Benedict M Glover
    Royal Victoria Hospital, Regional Medical Cardiology Centre, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA, Northern Ireland
    J Invasive Cardiol 16:663-4. 2004
  25. ncbi Exclusive internal thoracic artery grafting in triple-vessel-disease patients: angiographic control
    Alexandre Azmoun
    Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Le Plessis Robinson, France
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:2098-102. 2007
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate by early postoperative angiographic control, the patency and particularly the quality of ITA grafts and coronary anastomoses in this configuration...
  26. ncbi Radial artery bypass grafts have an increased occurrence of angiographically severe stenosis and occlusion compared with left internal mammary arteries and saphenous vein grafts
    Umesh N Khot
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Circulation 109:2086-91. 2004
    ..The radial artery has been increasingly used in CABG. However, angiographic outcome data have been limited...
  27. ncbi Is it better to use the radial artery as a composite graft? Clinical and angiographic results of aorto-coronary versus Y-graft
    Massimo Lemma
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery L Sacco Hospital, Via G B Grassi 74, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:110-7. 2004
    ..We sought to evaluate whether the radial artery (RA) provides the same clinical and angiographic results when proximally anastomosed to the aorta or to the left internal thoracic artery (ITA) as a composite Y-graft...
  28. ncbi Factors affecting patency of internal thoracic artery graft: clinical and angiographic study in 1434 symptomatic patients operated between 1982 and 2002
    Pallav J Shah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin Health, Studley Road, Heidelberg, Vic 3084 Australia
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:118-24. 2004
    ..The purpose is to define factors influencing long-term patency of the internal thoracic artery (ITA) to optimize the operative strategy...
  29. ncbi Intraoperative angiography leads to graft revision in coronary artery bypass surgery
    Per Kristian Hol
    The Interventional Centre, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, N 0027 Oslo, Norway
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:502-5; discussion 505. 2004
    ..Graft anastomosis quality in coronary artery bypass surgery can be assessed by intraoperative angiography. The aim of the present study was to quantify the on-table revision rate initiated by intraoperative angiography...
  30. ncbi Echocardiographic evaluation of internal mammary artery graft patency
    Min Ho Song
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 12:130-2. 2004
    ..As echocardiography is noninvasive and accurate, it might be a useful method of verifying arterial graft patency...
  31. ncbi Letter regarding article by Khot et al, "Radial artery bypass grafts have an increased occurrence of angiographically severe stenosis and occlusion compared with left internal mammary arteries and saphenous vein grafts"
    Shahrul Hashim
    Circulation 111:e6-9; author reply e6-9. 2005
  32. ncbi Occlusion of internal mammary grafts: a review of the potential causative factors
    A Berger
    Service of Cardiology, University Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Acta Chir Belg 104:630-4. 2004
    ..When angiography is doubtful, more accurate functional investigations should be considered. Among them, pressure-derived fractional flow reserve could give an immediate answer of whether an intermediate lesion should be bypassed...
  33. ncbi Does Doppler echography have a diagnostic role in patency assessment of internal thoracic artery grafts?
    Catherine M Jones
    Academic Surgical Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:692-700. 2005
    ..TDE is best used in combination with other non-invasive tests due to its inability to visualize the graft. The potential for use in postoperative coronary bypass patients is high...
  34. ncbi Detection of patency of internal mammary artery grafts to the left anterior descending artery by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography
    Hiromi Tasaki
    Second Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1 1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Echocardiography 23:741-9. 2006
    ..To determine whether a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is patent, we examined the flow of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to the left anterior descending artery (LAD) by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTDE)...
  35. ncbi Perioperative and clinical-angiographic late outcome of total arterial myocardial revascularization according to different composite original graft techniques
    Massimo Bonacchi
    Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione in Cardiochirurgia, University Hospital of Florence Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Heart Vessels 21:69-77. 2006
    ..The use of composite arterial grafts provides excellent clinical and angiographic results, with a low rate of angina recurrence and late cardiac events. These configurations allow for complete arterial revascularization...
  36. ncbi Composite arterial grafting
    Shahzad G Raja
    Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Ward 65, Queen Elizabeth Building, 16 Alexandra Parade, G31 2ER, Glasgow, UK
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 4:523-33. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi Vineberg's procedure modified technique: flow analysis, immediate postoperative results and angiographic evaluation
    José G Lobo Filho
    ICORP, Dr José Lourenço Street 625, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    J Card Surg 21:370-6. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi Right gastroepiploic artery for revascularization of the right coronary territory in off-pump total arterial revascularization: strategies to improve patency
    Ki Bong Kim
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:2135-41. 2006
    ..We evaluated the early and 1-year postoperative results of grafting the skeletonized right gastroepiploic artery to the right coronary territories...
  39. ncbi Thromboxane receptor stimulation suppresses guanylate cyclase-mediated relaxation of radial arteries
    Muhammad Arshad
    Department of Physiology, New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:2147-54. 2006
    ..The present study was undertaken to investigate the signaling pathways mediating contraction and relaxation in the IMA and RA with the aim of better understanding the mechanism underlying the propensity of RA grafts to spasm...
  40. ncbi Invited commentary
    Anders Franco-Cereceda
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, 171 76, Sweden
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:2154. 2006
  41. ncbi Arterial grafting for myocardial revascularization: how better is it?
    Enrico Riccardo Ferrari
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Centre Hôpitalier Universitaire Vaudois CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Cardiol 21:584-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this review is to give an overview of the main articles from recent literature and compare the latest results...
  42. ncbi [Arterial grafts in coronary surgery for diabetic patients]
    J Cremer
    Klinik für Herz und Gefässchirurgie, Universitatsklinikum Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, Arnold Heller Strasse 7, 24105 Kiel
    Clin Res Cardiol 95:i35-9. 2006
    ..Conclusively, diabetic patients should also significantly benefit from the use of the second mammary artery. Regarding conduit quality, a second IMA appears favorable over the radial artery...
  43. ncbi Angiographic flow grading and graft arrangement of arterial conduits
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1023-9. 2006
    ..We sought to delineate the effects of competitive and reverse flow on the intermediate-term patency of arterial conduits and examined graft arrangements for maximizing antegrade bypass flow...
  44. ncbi Recanalization of an occluded right coronary artery into the right internal mammary artery using a retrograde approach
    Azeem Latib
    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, 48 Via M Buonarroti, 20145 Milan, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:E73-5. 2007
    ..This retrograde approach provides another option for CTO recanalization when the anterograde approach has failed...
  45. ncbi Perioperative monitoring of flow and patency in native and grafted internal mammary arteries using a combined MR protocol
    N I Stauder
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen, Germany
    Br J Radiol 78:292-8. 2005
    ..8+/-9.0 ml min(-1) m(-2) post-operatively (p<0.001). MRI allows a combined assessment of bypass patency and flow. This study protocol may be applicable to perioperative follow-up studies in patients after CABG surgery...
  46. ncbi Graft design strategies with optimum antegrade bypass flow in total arterial off-pump coronary artery bypass
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:276-82. 2007
    ..We sought to delineate the effect of strategy for graft arrangement and design to three-vessel disease by evaluation of the dominant flow direction in each segment of a bypass graft...
  47. ncbi Baseline flow in coronary bypass grafts
    Henrik K Kjaergard
    The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hellerup, Denmark
    J Card Surg 20:205-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of the study is to estimate the total blood flow in coronary artery bypass grafts...
  48. ncbi Follow-up of internal mammary artery stent with 64-slice CT
    Filippo Cademartiri
    Department of Radiology and Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 23:537-9. 2007
    ..A non-invasive CT coronary angiography (CT-CA) was performed after 6-month follow-up. CT-CA is a reliable non-invasive technique for the follow-up of stents in coronary artery bypass grafts...
  49. ncbi Fractional flow reserve of pedicled internal thoracic artery and saphenous vein grafts 6 months after bypass surgery
    David Glineur
    University Hospital Saint Luc, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:376-81. 2007
    ..Moreover, patency studies comparing both left and right internal thoracic arteries have provided results favoring the former. Fractional flow reserve is an established functional index of coronary blood flow...
  50. ncbi Implantation in coronary circulation induces morphofunctional transformation of radial grafts from muscular to elastomuscular
    Mario Gaudino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 112:I208-11. 2005
    ....
  51. ncbi Arterial versus venous bypass grafts in patients with in-stent restenosis
    Mario Gaudino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 112:I265-9. 2005
    ..This study was designed to verify the surgical results in this setting and to evaluate the potential beneficial role of arterial bypass conduits...
  52. ncbi Noninvasive midterm follow-up of radial artery bypass grafts with 16-slice computed tomography
    Davide Di Lazzaro
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:44-50. 2006
    ..We used computed tomography to study all patients with a radial artery graft operated on in 2002...
  53. pmc Simultaneous hybrid coronary revascularization reduces postoperative morbidity compared with results from conventional off-pump coronary artery bypass
    Zachary N Kon
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:367-75. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that stenting combined with grafting of the left anterior descending artery with the left internal thoracic artery through a minithoracotomy (hybrid procedure) would provide the best outcome...
  54. ncbi Sixteen-slice multidetector computed tomography for graft patency evaluation after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Miguel Sousa Uva
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal
    J Card Surg 23:17-22. 2008
    ..To investigate the ability of 16-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to assess coronary artery bypass graft patency and to detect bypass stenosis by comparison with coronary angiography...
  55. ncbi Results of hospital bypass angiography in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing arterial and vein myocardial revascularization
    L A Bokeriia
    A N Bakulev Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery, Academy of Mecial Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    Angiol Sosud Khir 9:32-8. 2003
    ..Hospital bypass angiography is essentially safe while its findings allow to make a detailed analysis of complications whereby upgrading the efficacy of operations...
  56. ncbi Off-pump long onlay bypass grafting using left internal mammary artery for diffusely diseased coronary artery
    Shuichiro Takanashi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shin Tokyo Hospital, Matsudo City, Chiba, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:635-7. 2003
    ..Diffusely diseased coronary artery; off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting; coronary artery reconstruction; coronary artery bypass grafting; onlay patch anastomosis..
  57. ncbi Skeletonized bilateral internal mammary arteries for non-elective surgical revascularization in unstable angina
    Massimo Bonacchi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione in Cardiochirurgia, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, Careggi, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:120-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and outcome of skeletonized bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA) in patients with unstable angina (UA) undergoing non-elective myocardial revascularization...
  58. ncbi The effect of left internal mammary artery utilization on short-term outcomes after coronary revascularization
    Robert J Dabal
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine and Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veteran s Affairs, Seattle, 98195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:464-70. 2003
    ..The study also explored variability in the utilization of LIMA grafts across an entire state...
  59. ncbi Operative treatment of coronary atherosclerosis
    Hendrick B Barner
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1473-82. 2008
    ..It is imperative that we continue to innovate and distill the best from the old so that we can provide the optimal intervention for coronary artery disease...
  60. ncbi Percutaneous treatment of early occlusion of a complex arterial coronary graft: a case report
    Davide D'Andrea
    Cardiology Unit 2, Humanitas Gavazzeni, Via Gavazzeni, 21 24125 Bergamo
    Ital Heart J 4:53-5. 2003
    ..We here report the case of a successful angioplasty and stenting of the body of the graft for an early total occlusion of a complex, bifurcated arterial bypass to the left coronary system...
  61. ncbi Comparable three months' outcome of total arterial revascularization versus conventional coronary surgery: Copenhagen Arterial Revascularization Randomized Patency and Outcome trial
    Sune Damgaard
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:1069-75. 2008
    ....
  62. ncbi In situ retrocaval skeletonized right internal thoracic artery anastomosed to the circumflex system via transverse sinus: technical aspects and postoperative outcome
    Massimo Bonacchi
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Florence, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1302-13. 2003
    ....
  63. ncbi Noninvasive detection of coronary artery bypass graft patency by intravenous electron beam computed tomographic angiography
    Shoji Yamakami
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Aichi Prefectural Owari Hospital, Ichinomiya, Japan
    Jpn Heart J 44:811-22. 2003
    ..EBA sampled at the end-systolic period was determined to be useful for the detection of coronary artery bypass graft patency and occlusion...
  64. ncbi [Use of the radial artery for coronary artery bypass. A new experience after 20 years]
    C Acar
    , , Paris
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 86:1683-9. 1993
    ..Late angiographic control (6 to 24 months) was obtained after a mean follow-up of 11 months in 37 patients: 42/46 RA grafts were patent (91.3%) and free of spasm and 4 were occluded.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  65. ncbi Altered plasma versus vascular biopterins in human atherosclerosis reveal relationships between endothelial nitric oxide synthase coupling, endothelial function, and inflammation
    Charalambos Antoniades
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Circulation 116:2851-9. 2007
    ..We sought to define the relationships between plasma and vascular biopterin levels in patients with coronary artery disease and to determine how BH4 levels affect endothelial function, eNOS coupling, and vascular superoxide production...
  66. ncbi [Early angiographic evaluation of coronary bypass using arterial grafts]
    O Hoffman
    Service de radiologie cardiovasculaire, , Paris
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 86:1445-50. 1993
    ..Radial artery grafts give very encouraging results which require long-term evaluation. Early postoperative evaluation of coronary arterial grafts provides important information and should be considered a routine procedure...
  67. ncbi The Shelhigh No-React bovine internal mammary artery: a questionable alternative conduit in coronary bypass surgery?
    Lars Englberger
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:222-4. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was an invasive assessment of the patency of No-React bovine internal mammary artery (NRIMA grafts) used as bypass conduit in CABG surgery...
  68. ncbi Causes of non-functioning right internal mammary used in a Y-graft configuration: insight from a 6-month systematic angiographic trial
    David Glineur
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery, University of Louvain Medical School, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:129-35; discussion 135-6. 2009
    ..The present study is a secondary analysis of these populations to evaluate the angiographic parameters influencing the function of the RITA used in a Y-graft configuration...
  69. ncbi Reoperative aortic valve replacement with patent internal thoracic artery and venous grafts
    Luca A Vricella
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:637; author reply 637-8. 2003
  70. ncbi First time myocardial revascularization in patients younger than 70 years. Single versus double internal mammary artery
    Michele Di Mauro
    G D Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:390-5. 2005
    ....
  71. ncbi Simultaneous hybrid coronary revascularization using totally endoscopic left internal mammary artery bypass grafting and placement of rapamycin eluting stents in the same interventional session. The COMBINATION pilot study
    Johannes Bonatti
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Cardiology 110:92-5. 2008
    ..For logistic reasons simultaneous procedures would be desirable. In a pilot study the feasibility of simultaneous robotic totally endoscopic CABG and PCI using drug eluting stents was assessed...
  72. ncbi Myocardial revascularization in anomalous origin of the right coronary artery: case report
    Marcelo Sávio da Silva Martins
    Hospital de Força Aérea do Galeão, RJ
    Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc 22:505-8. 2007
    ..The patient was submitted to surgical correction with myocardial revascularization with internal thoracic artery. A literature review of this rare congenital heart disease is presented...
  73. ncbi Internal mammary artery graft false aneurysm
    Dimitrios Buklas
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Caen, France
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:547. 2007
  74. pmc Images in cardiology. Left subclavian artery and left anterior descending coronary artery stenoses: obstacles to the left internal mammary artery
    S Patel
    Heart 92:320. 2006
  75. ncbi Mobile stenosis in a left internal mammary artery graft: a case report
    Takeshi Nakamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural Yosanoumi Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Angiology 57:643-6. 2006
    ..The strategy of PTA for IMA grafts performed at the early postoperative period should include consideration for hematoma shift...
  76. ncbi The GraftConnector experience. Long-term patency and histological work up in an animal model
    P Tozzi
    Cardiovascular Surgery Dpt, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois CHUV, Switzerland
    Swiss Surg 7:209-12. 2001
    ..A device to perform sutureless end-to-side coronary artery anastomosis has been developed by means of stent technology (GraftConnector). The present study assesses the long-term quality of the GraftConnector anastomosis in a sheep model...
  77. ncbi Coronary arterial revascularization in an adult with congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries and dextrocardia
    Ahmet Baltalarli
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Pamukkale University, Denizil, Turkey
    J Card Surg 21:296-7. 2006
    ..This group of patients does not live long enough for atherosclerotic coronary artery disease processes, because of existing comorbid anomalies...
  78. ncbi Complete arterial coronary artery bypass grafting versus conventional revascularization--early results
    - Wendler
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Homburg Saar, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 49:1-4. 2001
    ..New operative techniques (skeletonization of the ITA/ T-grafts/utilization of the radial artery (RA)) may decrease perioperative risk. We compared the outcome after conventional with that after complete arterial CABG...
  79. ncbi Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting on the arrested heart
    Marc R Katz
    Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Institute, Richmond, Virginia 23226, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E338-43. 2007
    ..In this review, the technique and specific aspects of the arrested heart version of totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting are outlined...
  80. ncbi Two-stage reconstruction of infected deep median sternotomy wound with an intercostal pedicled oblique rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Yasushi Mochizuki
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Ann Plast Surg 51:423-8. 2003
    ....
  81. ncbi Complete revascularization using a patent left internal thoracic artery and variable arterial grafts in multivessel coronary reoperation
    Ho Ki Min
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Heart Surg Forum 12:E244-9. 2009
    ....
  82. ncbi [Minimally invasive surgery for coronary disease: a new alternative]
    X M Mueller
    Service de chirurgie cardiaque, Hopital de Sion, Lausanne
    Schweiz Med Wochenschr 128:1906-9. 1998
    ..With the improvement of instrumentation, the MIDCAB technique offers satisfactory short- and mid-term results, while avoiding CPB with its adverse effects. Lastly, the cosmetic result is far better than with the conventional procedure...
  83. ncbi Percutaneous transluminal laser guide wire recanalization of chronic subclavian artery occlusion in symptomatic coronary-subclavian steal syndrome
    H Eggebrecht
    Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 51:500-4. 2000
    ..After a conventional approach failed, recanalization was performed successfully using laser guide wire angioplasty with adjunctive stent placement in a combined radial and femoral approach...
  84. ncbi Flow wire measurements after complete arterial coronary revascularization with T-grafts
    T Markwirth
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospitals Homburg Saar, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:788-93. 2001
    ..This prospective study explores the question of whether the quantitative flow in such grafts is influenced by the pathology in the native coronary arteries...
  85. ncbi Acute presentation in adult in Bland-White-Garland syndrome: double-conduit, two-coronary repair
    Suvitesh Luthra
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Card Surg 23:716-8. 2008
    ..The report describes the use of the left internal mammary and radial artery for repair...
  86. ncbi Does the extended use of arterial grafts compromise the myocardial recovery after coronary artery bypass grafting in left ventricular dysfunction?
    O Jegaden
    Cl Bernard University, INSERM 121, Cardiovascular Hospital, Lyons, France
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 14:353-9. 1998
    ..40)...
  87. ncbi Aneurismal disease of different vascular territories: is it a rare association?
    Ertan Yetkin
    Int J Cardiol 105:100-1. 2005
  88. ncbi Aortocoronary shunting during off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery as acute reperfusion strategy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Parwis Massoudy
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, West German Heart Center Essen, Essen, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1521-3. 2006
    ..Under the protection of the aortocoronary shunt, the left internal thoracic artery was harvested and was thereafter anastomosed to the left anterior descending artery. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery...
  89. ncbi Video-assisted coronary bypass surgery: clinical results
    P Nataf
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hopital de la Pitie, Paris, France
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 11:865-9. 1997
    ..The technique consists of a videoscopic harvesting of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to revascularise the left anterior descending artery (LAD) through a 4-cm left thoracotomy...
  90. ncbi Generalized linear least squares method for fast generation of myocardial blood flow parametric images with N-13 ammonia PET
    K Chen
    PET Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 17:236-43. 1998
    ..In comparison to the standard model-fitting procedure, the GLLS method provided similar accuracy and superior computational speed...
  91. ncbi Flow dynamics of angiographically no-flow patent internal mammary artery grafts
    T Akasaka
    Department of Cardiology, Kobe General Hospital, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 31:1049-56. 1998
    ..This study sought to assess the flow dynamics of internal mammary artery grafts (IMAGs) in no-flow situations by use of a Doppler guide wire...
  92. pmc Left internal mammary artery usage in coronary artery bypass grafting: a measure of quality control
    S Karthik
    Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 88:367-9. 2006
    ..World-wide, LIMA is accepted as the 'gold standard' for surgical revascularisation and its usage has been steadily increasing...
  93. ncbi Transit-time flow measurement for detection of early graft failure during myocardial revascularization
    B H Walpoth
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:1097-100. 1998
    ..This study was designed to look at intraoperative graft flow and resistance in patients with coronary artery disease...
  94. ncbi A further word of caution before using the internal mammary artery for coronary revascularization in patients with severe peripheral vascular disease!
    Itsik Ben-Dor
    Division of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 75:195-201. 2010
    ..To characterize the clinical and angiographic characteristics of patients with collateralization from the internal mammary artery to the iliac artery...
  95. ncbi The use of aortic connector as shunt during endarterectomy of innominate artery
    Jaroslav Benedik
    Cardiac Surgery, Charles University Hospital, Pilsen, Czech Republic
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1482-3. 2004
    ..We suggest a possible use of the connected vein as temporary shunt during open endarterectomy of the innominate artery and at the same time as graft for coronary artery bypass grafting...
  96. ncbi [Analysis of the stable metabolite of endothelium-derived nitric oxide of internal mammary artery bypass grafts at the venous drainage system of the recipient coronary artery. Morphologic implications and consequences]
    Ferenc Tarr
    Országos Gyógyintézeti Központ, Szív és Ersebészeti Osztály, Budapest
    Orv Hetil 143:2549-52. 2002
    ....
  97. ncbi Use of the Amplatzer Vascular Plug for treatment of coronary steal
    Nicole Weinberg
    Int J Cardiol 124:109-11. 2008
    ....
  98. ncbi Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a polycythaemic patient--case report and review of literature
    Dheeraj Arora
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Department of Cardiac Surgery Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi
    Ann Card Anaesth 10:54-7. 2007
  99. ncbi CABG 15-years after left pneumonectomy: feasibility of off-pump approach
    Pankaj Kumar
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Cardiovasc Surg 11:305-7. 2003
    ..The patient was extubated an hour after the end of the procedure. The role of off-pump surgery in this high-risk population and the use of stabilizing devices in these extreme anatomical situations is discussed...
  100. ncbi Clinical outcomes following stent implantation in internal mammary artery grafts
    Arvind K Sharma
    Department of Cardiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 59:436-41. 2003
    ..Stenting, particularly at the anastomotic site, was associated with significantly greater rates of TLR than angioplasty alone...
  101. ncbi Role of radial artery in total arterial myocardial revascularization in coronary bypass surgery
    Xu jun Chen
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Center, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 121:200-4. 2008
    ..Of the arterial conduits, radial artery (RA) gained popularity for its easy availability and reported long-term patency. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the effect of RA in TAR in CABG...

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