Internal thoracic artery blood flow is not affected by major side branch.

@article{Immer2004InternalTA,
  title={Internal thoracic artery blood flow is not affected by major side branch.},
  author={Franz Immer and Friedrich S. Eckstein and Pascal A. Berdat and T. Carrel},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={346-8}
}
We report a case of a 73-year-old man in which coronary angiography demonstrated a large side branch of the internal thoracic artery (ITA). The side branch was identified intraoperatively. As assessed intraoperatively by transit time Doppler flow measurement, temporary occlusion of the side branch showed no effect on ITA flow, which remained unchanged at 49… CONTINUE READING