Radial artery harvest technique, use and functional outcome.

  title={Radial artery harvest technique, use and functional outcome.},
  author={Alistair Royse and Colin Forbes Royse and Pallav Shah and Andrew L. Williams and Shantesh Kaushik and James Tatoulis},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={15 2},
OBJECTIVE To develop a simple harvest technique for radial artery (RA). To investigate the morbidity and functional outcome of RA harvest. METHODS The neurovascular fascia surrounding the RA is divided. Only loose areolar tissue surrounds this artery making harvest of RA simple and allowing minimal trauma to the RA and surrounding muscles. Topical and intraluminal vasodilators but no systemic vasodilators are used. RESULTS RA harvest commenced in December 1994. Between 1996 and 30 June 1998… CONTINUE READING


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