[Angiographic characteristics of the internal thoracic artery--anatomic variations and their surgical importance].


INTRODUCTION The internal thoracic artery is considered the graft of choice for surgical revascularization of the ischemic myocardium. The real incidence of anatomic variations of the internal thoracic artery is not known, although it is an extremely important issue, considering surgical strategy, as well as immediate and long-term outcome. MATERIAL AND… (More)


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