Adjunct endarterectomy of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

  title={Adjunct endarterectomy of the left anterior descending coronary artery.},
  author={Nadiv Shapira and Francesca Lumia and John S. Gottdiener and Pierre Germon and G. Michael Lemole},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={46 3},
During a three-year period, complete revascularization of diffusely diseased left anterior descending (LAD) coronary arteries was accomplished by extensive endarterectomy in conjunction with bypass grafting in 37 patients in whom conventional bypass was not feasible. This group constituted 7.0% of all patients undergoing nonemergency coronary revascularization during this period. The left internal mammary artery was used to bypass the endarterectomized LAD artery in 22 patients. There was 1 (2… CONTINUE READING

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