Biochemical composition of human internal mammary artery and saphenous vein.

@article{Sisto1990BiochemicalCO,
  title={Biochemical composition of human internal mammary artery and saphenous vein.},
  author={Tero Sisto and Seppo Yl{\"a}-Herttuala and Jukka S. Luoma and Heikki V Riekkinen and Tapio Nikkari},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={418-22}
}
The long-term patency of the internal mammary artery graft is better than that of the saphenous vein graft in coronary bypass surgery because of a low incidence of atherosclerosis in the internal mammary artery. In search of a possible biochemical explanation of the low degree of atherosclerosis in the internal mammary artery we compared the chemical compositions of human internal mammary artery and saphenous vein obtained from 37 patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery. The levels of… CONTINUE READING