Late haemodynamic and functional consequences of radial artery removal on the forearm circulation.

@article{Gaudino2008LateHA,
  title={Late haemodynamic and functional consequences of radial artery removal on the forearm circulation.},
  author={Mario Gaudino and Amedeo Anselmi and Michele Serricchio and Roberto Antonio Flore and Angelo Santoliquido and Laura Gerardino and Roberto Pola and Gian Federico Possati and Paolo Tondi},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={
          255-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND We aimed at evaluating the late haemodynamic and functional consequences on the forearm circulation of radial artery removal for coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS Ten years after surgery we performed basal and stress echo-Doppler evaluation of the forearm circulation, baseline and stress transcutaneous oxymetry and determination of reactive oxygen metabolites in the operated and control arm in 20 asymptomatic patients submitted to radial artery removal. RESULTS The peak… CONTINUE READING