mammary arteries

Summary

Summary: Arteries originating from the subclavian or axillary arteries and distributing to the anterior thoracic wall, mediastinal structures, diaphragm, pectoral muscles and mammary gland.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Histomorphometric and sympathetic innervation of the human internal thoracic artery
    Sreenivasulu Reddy
    Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College International Center, Manipal University, Manipal, India
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 66:131-6. 2011
  2. ncbi Respiratory dysfunction after coronary artery bypass grafting employing bilateral internal mammary arteries: the influence of intact pleura
    M Bonacchi
    Cattedra of Cardiac Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:827-33. 2001
  3. pmc Suppression subtractive hybridization identifies distinctive expression markers for coronary and internal mammary arteries
    Minghui Qin
    Atherosclerosis Research Center, Division of Cardiology, and Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Davis Bldg 1016, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 23:425-33. 2003
  4. ncbi Bilateral origin of the internal thoracic artery from the third part of the subclavian artery: a case report
    Y Omar
    Department of Anatomy, University of Durban-Westville, Private Bag X54001, Durban, 4000, South Africa
    Surg Radiol Anat 23:127-9. 2001
  5. ncbi Mild inflammatory activation of mammary arteries in patients with acute coronary syndromes
    Chiara Foglieni
    Clinical Cardiovascular Biology Laboratory and Cardiac Surgery Unit, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milano, Italy
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 294:H2831-7. 2008
  6. ncbi Different graft flow patterns due to competitive flow or stenosis in the coronary anastomosis assessed by transit-time flowmetry in a porcine model
    Håvard Nordgaard
    Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:137-42; discussion 142. 2009
  7. ncbi Accessory internal thoracic artery and its clinical significance
    G Paraskevas
    Department of Anatomy, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Chirurgia (Bucur) 105:709-11. 2010
  8. ncbi Skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvest reduces pain and dysesthesia and improves sternal perfusion after coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized, double-blind, within-patient comparison
    Munir Boodhwani
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Circulation 114:766-73. 2006
  9. ncbi Limb ischemia due to use of internal thoracic artery in coronary bypass
    Fikri Yapici
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center Istanbul, Turkey
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 10:254-5. 2002
  10. ncbi Total arch replacement through re-median sternotomy after coronary surgery
    Hitoshi Inafuku
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:473-5. 2007

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  1. pmc Histomorphometric and sympathetic innervation of the human internal thoracic artery
    Sreenivasulu Reddy
    Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College International Center, Manipal University, Manipal, India
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 66:131-6. 2011
    ..Special micro-anatomical features of the ITA wall may protect it from age related pathological changes. One of the complications seen after coronary artery bypass grafting is vasospasm. Sympathetic nerves may be involved in vasospasm...
  2. ncbi Respiratory dysfunction after coronary artery bypass grafting employing bilateral internal mammary arteries: the influence of intact pleura
    M Bonacchi
    Cattedra of Cardiac Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:827-33. 2001
    ..postoperative respiratory functional status in patients undergoing coronary revascularization employing both internal mammary arteries (IMAs), according to the pedunculated or skeletonized technique (SKT) with opened or intact pleurae.
  3. pmc Suppression subtractive hybridization identifies distinctive expression markers for coronary and internal mammary arteries
    Minghui Qin
    Atherosclerosis Research Center, Division of Cardiology, and Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Davis Bldg 1016, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 23:425-33. 2003
    We sought to identify differentially expressed genes in the athero-prone coronary artery and athero-resistant internal mammary arteries.
  4. ncbi Bilateral origin of the internal thoracic artery from the third part of the subclavian artery: a case report
    Y Omar
    Department of Anatomy, University of Durban-Westville, Private Bag X54001, Durban, 4000, South Africa
    Surg Radiol Anat 23:127-9. 2001
    ..This appears to be the first case report presenting a bilateral origin of the ITA from the third part of the subclavian artery...
  5. ncbi Mild inflammatory activation of mammary arteries in patients with acute coronary syndromes
    Chiara Foglieni
    Clinical Cardiovascular Biology Laboratory and Cardiac Surgery Unit, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milano, Italy
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 294:H2831-7. 2008
    ..The endothelium of internal mammary arteries (IMA), which are atherosclerosis resistant, is exposed to proinflammatory stimuli as vessels that develop ..
  6. ncbi Different graft flow patterns due to competitive flow or stenosis in the coronary anastomosis assessed by transit-time flowmetry in a porcine model
    Håvard Nordgaard
    Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:137-42; discussion 142. 2009
    ..To assess whether coronary graft flow patterns are affected differently by native coronary competitive flow or by stenosis of the coronary anastomosis...
  7. ncbi Accessory internal thoracic artery and its clinical significance
    G Paraskevas
    Department of Anatomy, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Chirurgia (Bucur) 105:709-11. 2010
    ..Furthermore, it has to be kept in mind for the interpretation of angiographies of the subclavian artery...
  8. ncbi Skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvest reduces pain and dysesthesia and improves sternal perfusion after coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized, double-blind, within-patient comparison
    Munir Boodhwani
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Circulation 114:766-73. 2006
    ..We performed a randomized, double-blind, within-patient comparison of skeletonized and nonskeletonized ITAs in patients undergoing coronary surgery...
  9. ncbi Limb ischemia due to use of internal thoracic artery in coronary bypass
    Fikri Yapici
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center Istanbul, Turkey
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 10:254-5. 2002
    ..A 72-year-old man developed left calf pain 12 days after a similar procedure; peripheral angiography revealed stenosis of the abdominal aorta and distal peripheral arteries, which did not require intervention...
  10. ncbi Total arch replacement through re-median sternotomy after coronary surgery
    Hitoshi Inafuku
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:473-5. 2007
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  11. ncbi Different vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis in the human internal mammary artery and the saphenous vein. Implications for bypass graft disease
    Karin Frischknecht
    Cardiovascular Research, Physiology Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Vasc Res 43:338-46. 2006
    ..We examined whether proliferation and apoptosis of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) from human coronary artery bypass vessels differ according to patency rates...
  12. ncbi The effects of internal thoracic artery preparation with intact pleura on respiratory function and patients' early outcomes
    Ahmet Ozkara
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Istanbul Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 8:368-73. 2008
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  13. ncbi Clinical anatomy of internal thoracic artery branches
    K Pietrasik
    Department of Anatomy, University Medical School of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
    Clin Anat 12:307-14. 1999
    ..This fact is crucial for creation of collateral blood supply to the sternum after bilateral ITA mobilizations...
  14. ncbi Prothrombotic gene expression profile in vascular smooth muscle cells of human saphenous vein, but not internal mammary artery
    S K Payeli
    Cardiovascular Research, Physiology Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:705-10. 2008
    ..This study analyzed gene expression profiles of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) from IMA versus saphenous vein (SV)...
  15. ncbi Left internal mammary artery atherosclerosis: twenty-three years after repair of aortic coarctation
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1991-4. 2008
    ..This case demonstrates that atherosclerosis affects mammary arteries after long-term repair of aortic coarctation...
  16. ncbi The internal thoracic artery in human foetuses
    Marcin Wisniewski
    Department of Normal Anatomy, Ludwik Rydygier Medical University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 63:19-23. 2004
    ..7% right-sided and 56.3% left-sided). Typical bifurcation of the ITA into the superior epigastric artery and the musculophrenic artery was observed in 78.1% of cases on the right side and in 81.25% of cases on the left side...
  17. ncbi Calcitonin receptor immunoreactivity associated with specific cell types in diseased radial and internal mammary arteries
    P J Wookey
    Departments of Cardiology, Medicine University of Melbourne, and Cardiac Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Histopathology 52:605-12. 2008
    ..and quantify calcitonin receptor (CTR) immunoreactivity associated with specific cell types within, and associated with, the endothelial layers, neo-intima, media and vasa vasorum of diseased radial and internal mammary arteries.
  18. ncbi Impact of competitive flow on wall shear stress in coronary surgery: computational fluid dynamics of a LIMA-LAD model
    Håvard Nordgaard
    Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N 7489 Trondheim, Norway
    Cardiovasc Res 88:512-9. 2010
    ..The aim was to investigate the impact of competitive flow on WSS in mammary artery bypass grafts...
  19. ncbi Angiotensin II type 2 receptor vasoactivity in internal mammary arteries of patients with coronary artery disease
    R M A van de Wal
    Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Koekoekslaan 1, 3435 CM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 50:372-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, we evaluated the role of the AT2 receptor stimulation on the vasotonus of human internal mammary arteries.
  20. ncbi [Histomorphometric differences between the left and right internal thoracic arteries in humans]
    Maria Flavia L Ribeiro
    Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo
    Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc 23:1-6. 2008
    ..Therefore the aim of this study was to examine and compare the histomorphometric structure among different segments of the left and right ITA...
  21. ncbi Comparison of nitric oxide release and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated hyperpolarization between human radial and internal mammary arteries
    G W He
    Cardiovascular Research, Starr Academic Center, St Vincent Heart Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Circulation 104:I344-9. 2001
    ..The lower capacity of NO release may contribute to the susceptibility of RA to the perioperative vasospasm and may have an impact on the long-term graft patency...
  22. ncbi Skeletonization of internal thoracic artery affects its innervation and reactivity
    Marek Andrzej Deja
    2nd Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, ul Ziołowa 47, 40 635 Katowice, Poland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:551-7. 2005
    ..This study assesses the impact of ITA skeletonization on its innervation and reactivity...
  23. ncbi Rib-sparing internal mammary vessel harvest for microvascular breast reconstruction in 100 consecutive cases
    Justin M Sacks
    Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 123:1403-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the authors' rib-sparing technique for accessing the internal mammary vessels that is efficient and reliable and limits chest wall morbidity...
  24. ncbi Histomorphological studies of the distal internal thoracic artery which support its use for coronary artery bypass grafting
    R Marx
    Department of Cardiology, Heart Center Wuppertal, University of Witten Herdecke, Arrenbergerstr 20, 42117, Wuppertal, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 159:43-8. 2001
    ..No evidence whatsoever of atherosclerotic lesion was encountered in any of the investigated vessels. There is no limitation in the use of the distal part of the ITA for coronary artery revascularization...
  25. ncbi Transbrachial coil occlusion of the large branch of an internal mammary artery coronary graft
    Ertugrul Ercan
    Cardiology Department, Central Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
    J Card Surg 19:45-6. 2004
    ..The preoperative angiographic imaging of LIMA is important to detect the side branches and their sizes. The patient was treated without the need for further surgery...
  26. ncbi The effect of cardiopulmonary bypass on the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, and vascular endothelial growth factor in the internal mammary artery
    Verda Toprak
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, School of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 20:63-7. 2006
    ..The present study was designed to investigate the early effects of CPB on nitric oxide production and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in internal mammary artery (IMA)...
  27. pmc Immunohistochemical comparison of traditional and modified harvesting of the left internal mammary artery
    Mustafa Buyukates
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Kozlu Zonguldak 67600, Turkey
    Tex Heart Inst J 34:290-5. 2007
    ..We found that traditional harvesting disrupted the integrity of the luminal endothelia of the clipped arteries. In addition, the traditional procedure decreased nitric oxide production, as was revealed by immunostaining...
  28. ncbi Atherosclerosis of radial and internal thoracic arteries used in coronary bypass: atherosclerosis in arterial grafts
    Suleyman Ozkan
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Baskent University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Card Surg 22:385-9. 2007
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the degree and incidence of atherosclerosis in internal thoracic (ITA) and radial arteries (RA) harvested for coronary bypass grafting...
  29. ncbi Role of oxidative stress in angiotensin-II mediated contraction of human conduit arteries in patients with cardiovascular disease
    Valentina O Puntmann
    Department of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    Vascul Pharmacol 43:277-82. 2005
    ..We investigated the importance of oxidative stress in angiotensin II induced contraction in human conduit arteries from patients with cardiovascular disease...
  30. ncbi Coronary steal syndrome with coil embolization of a large LIMA side branch: radionuclide evidence for reversible ischemia
    Nasser Abdo
    Center for Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 66:360-3. 2005
    ..A discussion of previous attempts to understand the physiology of this anatomy is compared with case reports of objective evidence for ischemia that resolves following occlusion of the LIMA side branch...
  31. ncbi Thirty-year experience with bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting: where have we been and where are we going?
    Paul Kurlansky
    Florida Heart Research Institute, 4770 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 500, Miami, Florida, 33137, USA
    World J Surg 34:646-51. 2010
    ..Clinical challenges and technical advances are addressed. The future of BITA grafting is explored, both from a research perspective and from a clinical point of view...
  32. ncbi Endoscopic internal thoracic artery dissection leads to significant reduction of pain after minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Jan Bucerius
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heartcenter, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:1180-4. 2002
    ..Results were compared with pain levels associated with conventional cardiac bypass operations through a median sternotomy...
  33. ncbi Percutaneous coronary intervention of or through saphenous vein grafts or internal mammary arteries: the impact of stents, adjunctive pharmacology, and multicomponent distal protection
    Douglass A Morrison
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, SAVAHCS, and the University of Arizona, Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, 85723, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 67:571-9. 2006
    ..PCI) or atheroablative intervention for lesions of or through saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) and/or internal mammary arteries (IMAs)...
  34. ncbi Effect of target stenosis and location on radial artery graft patency
    Hersh S Maniar
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:45-52. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of target vessel characteristics on radial artery patency when used as a composite T graft...
  35. ncbi Comparative histological and biometric study of the coronary, radial and left internal thoracic arteries
    M M Barry
    Service de chirurgie cardiaque, CHU Amiens, Amiens, France
    Surg Radiol Anat 25:284-9. 2003
    ..Even if a radial artery's caliber is similar to that of the coronary artery, histological evolution and graft patency depend on its muscular identity...
  36. ncbi Skeletonization does not influence internal thoracic artery innervation
    Mario Gaudino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Human Anatomy, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1257-61. 2004
    ..This study was designed to compare the effect of surgical harvesting on internal thoracic artery innervation and to assess the eventual presence of denervation supersensitivity in skeletonized grafts...
  37. ncbi Internal mammary arteries supplying hepatocellular carcinoma: vascular anatomy at digital subtraction angiography in 97 patients
    Hyo Cheol Kim
    Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
    Radiology 242:925-32. 2007
    To retrospectively evaluate the vascular anatomy of the internal mammary arteries that supply hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs), with an emphasis on number of tumor feeders.
  38. ncbi Vascular endothelial growth factor-induced nitric oxide- and PGI2-dependent relaxation in human internal mammary arteries: a comparative study with KDR and Flt-1 selective mutants
    Wei Wei
    Starr Academic Center, Providence Heart Institute, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 44:615-21. 2004
    ..This study gives insight into the characteristics of the VEGF-mediated vasodilation and provides a scientific basis for potential clinical application of VEGF/KDR-SM in ischemic heart disease...
  39. ncbi Doppler evaluation and coil embolization of left internal mammary artery bypass graft side branch
    Nirav Y Raval
    Section of Cardiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 48, Room 7550, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 17:180-2. 2005
  40. ncbi Contrasting structure of the saphenous vein and internal mammary artery used as coronary bypass vessels
    P B Canham
    Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Cardiovasc Res 34:557-67. 1997
    ..Our aim was to provide an explanation for the differential structural stiffness of these two vessels (both functioning at arterial pressures in their new environment), and how they might be susceptible to endothelial thickening...
  41. ncbi Does a skeletonized or pedicled left internal thoracic artery give the best graft patency?
    Erden Ali
    Department of Biosurgery Surgical Technology and Surgical, Epidemiology Unit, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:97-104. 2010
    ..The evidence presented here demonstrates that in terms of patency, skeletonized and pedicled left internal thoracic arteries provide excellent patency rates...
  42. ncbi Radial artery conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting: current perspective
    Shafi Mussa
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:250-3. 2005
  43. ncbi An alternative application of sodium nitroprusside to overcome perioperative spasm of the internal thoracic artery
    C Yorgancioglu
    Bayindir Medical Center, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sogutozu, 06520, Ankara, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Surg 9:64-67. 2001
    ..Pedicle preparation and pharmacological vasodilatory treatment vary greatly. This clinical study was performed in order to define the effectiveness of two different applications of sodium nitroprusside as vasodilating agent...
  44. ncbi Both skeletonized and pedicled internal thoracic arteries supply adequate graft flow after coronary artery bypass grafting even during intense sympathoexcitation
    Dai Une
    Department of Cardiovascular Dynamics, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, 5 7 1 Fujishiro dai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    J Physiol Sci 60:407-13. 2010
    ..Based on these results, we conclude that metabolic demand can override the potential difference in sympathetic vasoconstriction in both pedicled and skeletonized ITA grafts...
  45. ncbi PAF-receptor is preferentially expressed in a distinct synthetic phenotype of smooth muscle cells cloned from human internal thoracic artery: functional implications in cell migration
    Dominique Stengel
    INSERM U525, Institut Fédératif CMV, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie PARIS6, Faculte de Medecine Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 346:693-9. 2006
    ..The presence of functional PAF-R in arterial spindle-shaped SMCs of synthetic phenotype may be important for their migration from the media into the intima and atherosclerotic plaques formation...
  46. ncbi Inhibitory activity of clinical thiazolidinedione peroxisome proliferator activating receptor-gamma ligands toward internal mammary artery, radial artery, and saphenous vein smooth muscle cell proliferation
    Stephanie T de Dios
    Cell Biology of Diabetes, Baker Heart Research Institute, Commercial Rd, PO Box 6492, St Kilda Rd, Central, Melbourne, Victoria 8008, Australia
    Circulation 107:2548-50. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi Role of endothelin-1 receptor antagonists in vasoconstriction mediated by endothelin and other vasoconstrictors in human internal mammary artery
    Guo Wei He
    Providence Heart and Vascular Institute, Albert Starr Academic Center, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1522-7. 2007
    ..We studied the role of antagonists for both ET(A) and ET(B) receptors in vasoconstriction mediated by endothelin-1 and other vasoconstrictors in the human internal mammary artery (IMA)...
  48. ncbi The effect of bilateral internal thoracic artery harvesting on superficial and deep sternal infection: The role of skeletonization
    Ruggero De Paulis
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:536-43. 2005
    ..To determine the relative risk of sternal dehiscence in patients undergoing bilateral internal thoracic artery harvesting and to assess whether and to what extent the technique of artery skeletonization might reduce this risk...
  49. ncbi Internal mammary artery grafts reactivity in hypertensive patients: role of stretching in extraendothelial nitric oxide
    Claudio M Joo Turoni
    Dpto Biomédico Or Fisiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, INSIBIO CONICET, Tucuman, Argentina
    Clin Exp Hypertens 29:327-44. 2007
    ..The internal mammary artery (IMA) used in bypass coronary surgery remains efficient for a longer time than other grafts, such as saphenous veins; however, its biological characteristics are incompletely defined...
  50. 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...
  51. ncbi Internal thoracic artery vs. vein grafts--postoperative angiographic findings in symptomatic patients after 1000 days
    B Gansera
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Klinikum Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 51:239-43. 2003
    ..Superior patency-rate of ITA, especially BITA-grafting to saphenous vein grafts, is conclusive. This study evaluates angiographic findings postoperatively in 663 symptomatic patients receiving one or both ITAs and vein grafts...
  52. ncbi Intimal hyperplasia and expression of transforming growth factor-beta1 in saphenous veins and internal mammary arteries before coronary artery surgery
    Reinhard Friedl
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1312-8. 2004
    ..We tested the hypothesis that intimal hyperplasia is already present in human saphenous veins and left internal mammary arteries before coronary artery bypass surgery and is associated with an increased expression of TGF-beta1.
  53. ncbi Correlation between atherosclerosis and periodontal putative pathogenic bacterial infections in coronary and internal mammary arteries
    Ana Pucar
    Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    J Periodontol 78:677-82. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate biopsy samples of coronary and internal mammary arteries for the presence of putative pathogenic bacteria (Porphyromonas gingivalis, Actinobacillus ..
  54. ncbi Should the internal thoracic artery be skeletonized?
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:2238-46. 2004
    ..Advantages and disadvantages of the skeletonization technique are highlighted and discussed...
  55. ncbi Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in diabetic patients: short-term and long-term results of a 515-patient series
    Oren Lev-Ran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1145-50. 2004
    ..We sought to assess the short- and long-term outcome after left-sided bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting and to determine the configuration of choice in diabetic subsets...
  56. ncbi Single versus bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts with concomitant saphenous vein grafts for multivessel coronary artery bypass grafting: effects on mortality and event-free survival
    L M Stevens
    Department of Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1408-15. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the long-term outcome of single and bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting with concomitant saphenous vein grafting for multivessel coronary artery bypass grafting...
  57. ncbi The gender differences in the relaxation to levosimendan of human internal mammary artery
    Fatma Akar
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, 06330 Ankara, Etiler, Turkey
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 21:331-8. 2007
    ..Here, we examined the vasorelaxation to levosimendan as well as its modification by various potassium channel antagonists in human internal mammary artery (IMA) obtained from male and female patients...
  58. 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
    ....
  59. ncbi Long-term clinical and angiographic follow-up of sequential internal thoracic artery grafting
    R Dion
    Cliniques Universitaires St Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, B 1200, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 17:407-14. 2000
    ..We wanted to verify whether the excellent clinical and angiographic short term results reported by us before where maintained over 10 years and more...
  60. ncbi Comparison of endothelium-dependent vasoactivity of internal mammary arteries from hypertensive, hypercholesterolemic, and diabetic patients
    G Pompilio
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Centro Cardiologico I Monzino Foundation IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1290-7. 2001
    ..Despite the widespread use of the internal mammary artery (IMA) in coronary artery bypass grafting, there is a lack of comparative studies on IMA endothelial-dependent function in patients with major cardiovascular risk factors...
  61. ncbi Bilateral pedicled internal thoracic artery grafting
    Masashi Ura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kumamoto Central Hospital, Kumamoto City, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:1015-9. 2002
    ....
  62. ncbi Effects of large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels on nitroglycerin-mediated vasorelaxation in humans
    Nicolai Gruhn
    Medical Department B 2142, Division of Cardiology, University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet Blegdamsvej 9, DK 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Pharmacol 446:145-50. 2002
    ..Although endothelial BK(Ca) are likely regulators of mechanisms underlying arterial tolerance development to nitroglycerin, they do not appear to play a role in human venous nitroglycerin tolerance development...
  63. ncbi Right Y-graft, a new surgical technique using mammary arteries for total myocardial revascularization
    M Bonacchi
    Istituto di Chirurgia del Cuore e dei Grossi Vasi, II Divisione, Universita degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:820-3. 2000
    We report a new technique that consists of a right Y-graft using only skeletonized internal mammary arteries (IMA) for total arterial myocardial revascularization.
  64. ncbi Functional comparison of the human isolated femoral artery, internal mammary artery, gastroepiploic artery, and saphenous vein
    J L Cracowski
    Pharmacology Laboratory, PCEBM, Faculte de Medecine de Grenoble, France
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 77:770-6. 1999
    ..Our second finding is that saphenous veins are more sensitive to contract to leukotriene C4 and endothelin-1 than arteries. These properties may influence early and (or) long-term vein graft patency...
  65. ncbi 99mTc-MDP bone SPECT for the evaluation of sternal ischaemia following internal mammary artery dissection
    M Lorberboym
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
    Nucl Med Commun 23:47-52. 2002
    ..This does not occur when the IMA is skeletonized or semiskeletonized. Hence, it may be prudent to minimize dissection during mobilization of the IMA to decrease the likelihood of post-operative sternal complications...
  66. ncbi NAD(P)H oxidase inhibition improves endothelial function in rat and human blood vessels
    Carlene A Hamilton
    BHF Blood Pressure Group, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland
    Hypertension 40:755-62. 2002
    ..To explore this hypothesis, internal mammary arteries and saphenous veins, obtained from patients undergoing coronary artery revascularization, and aortic and ..
  67. ncbi Investigation into the sources of superoxide in human blood vessels: angiotensin II increases superoxide production in human internal mammary arteries
    C Berry
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Circulation 101:2206-12. 2000
    ..O(2)(-) production by activation of vascular NAD(P)H oxidase. We studied the sources of.O(2)(-) production in human blood vessels and investigated whether, and by what mechanism, Ang II might alter vascular.O(2)(-) production...
  68. ncbi Benefit of bilateral over single internal mammary artery grafts for multiple coronary artery bypass grafting
    M Endo
    Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Circulation 104:2164-70. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafts in isolated CABG...
  69. ncbi Coronary artery bypass grafting using both internal mammary arteries in patients with diabetes mellitus
    Stevan Krieger Martins
    Hospital do Coração HCor, Sao Paulo, SP
    Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc 22:291-6. 2007
    We sought to describe the use of both internal mammary arteries (IMA) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) submitted to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
  70. ncbi Increased ET(A) and ET(B) receptor contraction in the left internal mammary artery from patients with hypertension
    D Nilsson
    J Hum Hypertens 22:226-9. 2008
  71. ncbi Systemic regulation of vascular NAD(P)H oxidase activity and nox isoform expression in human arteries and veins
    Tomasz J Guzik
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:1614-20. 2004
    ..However, molecular mechanisms regulating superoxide production in human blood vessels remain poorly defined...
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. 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"
    Pallav J Shah
    Circulation 111:e6-9; author reply e6-9. 2005
  75. ncbi Analysis of Y-graft blood flow and flow reserve in conditions of increased myocardial oxygen consumption
    Massimo Lemma
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, L Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:290-4. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether early after surgery arterial composite Y-grafts may increase the blood flow in response to an increase in myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2)...
  76. 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"
    Christophe Acar
    Circulation 111:e6-9; author reply e6-9. 2005
  77. ncbi Hospital outcome after aorta-radial versus internal thoracic artery-radial artery grafts
    Eric Berreklouw
    Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    J Card Surg 19:520-7. 2004
    ..We also investigated if use of RA, different RA operative techniques, or number of inflow grafts were predictors for hospital outcome...
  78. ncbi Long drug-eluting stent implantation for a diffusely diseased right internal mammary artery
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:381-3. 2007
    ..We describe a case of long drug-eluting stent implantation for a diffusely diseased right internal mammary artery...
  79. ncbi Bypass to the distal right coronary artery using in situ gastroepiploic artery
    Hitoshi Hirose
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shin Tokyo Hospital, Chiba, Japan
    J Card Surg 19:499-504. 2004
    ..We investigated the clinical outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using the in situ gastroepiploic artery (GEA) exclusively bypassing to the distal right coronary artery (RCA)...
  80. ncbi Improving patency of coronary conduits "valveless" veins and/or arterial grafts
    Thomas Z Lajos
    State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA
    J Card Surg 22:170-7. 2007
    ..Internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafts have shown exceptional "durability." Assumptions were made that other arterial conduits have similar characteristics...
  81. ncbi Accelerated graft disease in a composite saphenous vein with internal thoracic artery in a chronic renal dialysis patient
    Satsuki Fukushima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 52:372-4. 2004
    ..However, angiography 7 months after the operation revealed complete obstruction of the SV graft when he was admitted because of recurrent anginal pain...
  82. ncbi Has the in situ right internal thoracic artery been overlooked? An angiographic study of the radial artery, internal thoracic arteries and saphenous vein graft patencies in symptomatic patients
    Pallav J Shah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:870-5. 2005
    ..Conversely, the radial artery utilization has increased with only limited data available. The purpose of this paper is to re-evaluate the roles of the right internal thoracic artery and the radial artery grafts...
  83. 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...
  84. ncbi Transradial cardiac catheterization in patients with coronary bypass grafts: feasibility analysis and comparison with transfemoral approach
    Marcelo Sanmartin
    Unidad de Cardiologia Intervencionista, Medtec, Hospital Meixoeiro, Vigo, Spain
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 67:580-4. 2006
    ..Transradial angiography of coronary bypass grafts can be performed with similar success rates as compared with transfemoral procedures and without a significant time delay...
  85. ncbi Double supply to left anterior descending artery by additional saphenous vein graft in internal thoracic artery malperfusion syndrome
    Mesut Sismanoglu
    Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Card Surg 21:410-3. 2006
    ..We have investigated the efficacy of a second graft in this syndrome...
  86. ncbi Absence of histamine-induced nitric oxide release in the human radial artery: implications for vasospasm of coronary artery bypass vessels
    Barbara E Stähli
    Cardiovascular Research, Physiology Institute and Center for Integrative Human Physiology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 290:H1182-9. 2006
    ..H2-receptor activation also releases prostaglandins in SV, partially antagonizing NO. The lack of histamine-induced NO production represents a possible mechanism of RA vasospasm...
  87. 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...
  88. ncbi Harvesting the saphenous vein with surrounding tissue for CABG provides long-term graft patency comparable to the left internal thoracic artery: results of a randomized longitudinal trial
    Domingos S R Souza
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Orebro University Hospital, SE 701 85 Orebro, Sweden
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:373-8. 2006
    ..Conventional harvesting of the saphenous vein in coronary artery bypass surgery produces vessel damage that contributes to graft failure. A novel "no touch" technique provides high short- and long-term patency rates...
  89. ncbi Intraoperative coronary graft flow determination--does it have a prognostic value for midterm graft patency?
    S M Cetin
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Hufelandstr 55, D 45147 Essen, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 11:267-72. 2006
    ..To characterise the prognostic value of intraoperative ultrasonic graft flow determination during CABG for mid-term patency...
  90. 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
    ....
  91. ncbi [Evaluation of the proximal stenosis of native coronary vessels after coronary artery bypass grafting]
    S Hirai
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 58:795-8. 2005
    ....
  92. ncbi Computed tomography assessment of coronary bypass grafts: ready to replace conventional angiography?
    Nico R Mollet
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 21:453-4. 2005
  93. ncbi Assessment of coronary artery bypass graft patency by multidetector computed tomography and electron-beam tomography
    L H Piers
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, RB, The Netherlands 9700
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 21:447-51. 2005
    ..These findings support the evidence that both MDCT and EBT are suitable techniques for establishing bypass graft patency by non-invasive means...
  94. ncbi Mid-term angiographic comparison of sequential and individual anastomosis techniques for diagonal artery
    Bilgehan Savas Oz
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey
    J Card Surg 21:471-4. 2006
    ..The mid-term patency rates for individual and sequential grafts as coronary bypass conduits for diagonal arteries were angiographically compared; the impact of native coronary vessel and type of the conduit characteristics are investigated...
  95. ncbi Invited commentary
    Anders Franco-Cereceda
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, 171 76, Sweden
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:2154. 2006
  96. 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...
  97. ncbi The dilemma of skeletonized internal thoracic artery sequential bypass versus proximal pedicled in situ internal thoracic artery plus coronary-coronary free internal thoracic artery bypass for multiple lesions of the left anterior descending coronary arte
    Dusko G Nezic
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavia
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1810-2. 2004
  98. ncbi Bilateral internal thoracic artery T grafting for coronary artery revascularization. Angiographic assessment and mid-term outcome
    I Fukuda
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital, 1-3-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8558, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 49:160-4. 2001
    ..Three-year actuarial survival rate was 100% and freedom from cardiac events 96%. CONCLUSIONS: The bilateral internal thoracic artery T graft provides satisfactory early and mid-term outcomes in properly selected patients...
  99. ncbi First experience with the St Jude Medical, Inc, Symmetry Bypass System (Aortic Connector System)
    L Hornik
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center North Rhine Westfalia, Ruhr University of Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:414-7. 2003
  100. 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
    ....
  101. ncbi Randomized comparative study of radial artery and right gastroepiploic artery in composite arterial graft for CABG
    G G Santos
    H Beneficência Portuguesa and Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Rua Maestro Cardim 769, Brazil
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:1009-14. 2002
    ....

Research Grants14

  1. Protein Phosphatase Inhibitor-1 and vascular smooth muscle cell function
    Lahouaria Hadri; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..blot analysis showed that I-1 protein is expressed in the media layer of healthy human coronary arteries and mammary arteries, and is down-regulated in the media of human atherosclerotic plaques;whereas PP1 expression is up-regulated ..
  2. PTN FUNCTION IN INTIMAL THICKENING
    PREDIMAN KRISHAN SHAH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..applicant): This proposal grew out of our recent discovery of unique gene expression profiles of coronary and mammary arteries. There is extensive and compelling evidence demonstrating that there are underlying differences in propensity ..
  3. TISSUE ENGINEERED VASCULAR PROSTHESES
    Laura Niklason; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Vein grafts are fragile and are sometimes damaged when transplanted into the arterial system. Internal mammary arteries, which perform better than vein grafts, are useful only in the coronary circulation...
  4. GROWTH AND DEATH OF VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS
    Chiming Wei; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We reported that NPS have different vasorelaxing actions in human internal mammary arteries (IMA) and saphenous veins (SV)...
  5. ECONOMIC OUTCOMES OF TREATMENT STRATEGIES IN BAR1-2
    Mark Hlatky; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The investigators further expect that this collaborative effort will translate into a new practical clinical paradigm that will be used for treatment of Type II diabetic patients. ..
  6. Secondary Prevention and CABG: A Society-Led CQI RCT
    T Ferguson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In sum, this Competitive Renewal intends to take a unique, successful professional society-led CQI platform to the next level, and by doing so continue to set a standard for other areas of medicine. ..
  7. Quality Improvement and Outcomes for Strokes After CABG
    DONALD LIKOSKY; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Survival and Age Biases in Gene Associations with Coronary Disease
    Jennifer R Dungan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This research may help improve health outcomes and survival for people with heart disease. ..
  9. Vascular Protection & Endothelin B Receptors in Diabetes
    Adviye Ergul; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. TGF-BETA, CHLORIDE CHANNELS AND APOPTOSIS OF AIRWAY EPITHELIAL CELLS
    Devendra K Agrawal; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Such investigations would provide unique insights to the pathophysiologic process of chronic asthma and the means to prevent or reverse the disease. ..
  11. FLT3-LIGAND, IMMUNOMODULATION AND THERAPY IN ASTHMA
    DEVENDRA AGRAWAL; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The long-term goal of this study is to better define the potential mechanisms of action of FL to prevent and reverse allergic airway inflammation and associated changes in pulmonary function. ..
  12. Mechanism of Endothelial Dysfunction in Diabetes
    Adviye Ergul; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results will lead to the development of novel therapeutic targets for the high-risk diabetic patients and may identify subgroups of patients that would be more suitable for these new treatment strategies. ..
  13. MESA Family Study
    Wendy Post; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. Cerebrovascular mechanisms of ischemic injury in diabetes
    Adviye Ergul; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..