Arterial grafting: techniques and conduits.

  title={Arterial grafting: techniques and conduits.},
  author={Hendrick Boyer Barner},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={66 5 Suppl},
          S2-5; discussion S25-8
The superior long-term patency and survival of the internal thoracic artery in coronary artery bypass grafting, compared with saphenous vein, established the internal thoracic artery as the conduit of choice for myocardial revascularization. Use of the internal thoracic artery has expanded, and the possibility of similar performance by other arteries has motivated surgeons to investigate alternative arterial conduits (eg, the gastroepiploic artery, inferior epigastric artery, and radial artery… CONTINUE READING


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