Long term follow up results of sequential left internal thoracic artery grafts on severe left anterior descending artery disease


Mert M., Cetin G., Yildiz C. E. , Ugurlucan M. , CAGLAR I. M. , Ozkara A., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, cilt.5, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1749-8090-5-87
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Özet

Purpose: Several alternative procedures have been proposed to achieve complete revascularization in the presence of diffuse left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) disease. With the extensive use of internal thoracic artery grafts in coronary artery bypass procedures, sequential anastomosis of the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) to LAD has gained popularity in these challenging cases. The long term results of sequential LITA to LAD anstomosis were examined in this study.