Angiographic characteristics of major intramural coronary arteries and their effect on coronary bypass surgery


Arslan C., Kayhan B., Canturk E., Bozkurt A. K.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.64, no.5, pp.627-631, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.64.5.2042692
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.627-631

Abstract

Objective - Dissection of intramyocardial coronary arteries can cause technical problems in coronary bypass surgery, including bleeding and inadvertent ventricular perforation, which can prolong the operation time. The goal of this study was to assess the effects of intramural coronary arteries on coronary bypass surgery and to define the angiographic characteristics of these coronary arteries.