Effect of carbon dioxide insufflation on free internal thoracic artery flows: is it a vasodilator?

BACKGROUND This study was conceived to evaluate the effect of carbon dioxide insufflation on free internal thoracic artery flows. METHODS We studied 56 consecutive patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting in which the left internal thoracic artery was anastomosed to the left anterior descending artery. The first 26 consecutive internal… CONTINUE READING