Routine use of bilateral skeletonized internal mammary arteries for myocardial revascularization.

@article{Gurevitch1999RoutineUO,
  title={Routine use of bilateral skeletonized internal mammary arteries for myocardial revascularization.},
  author={Jacob Gurevitch and Yosef Paz and Itzhak Shapira and Menachem Matsa and Amir Kramer and Dmitry Pevni and Oren Lev-Ran and Yaron Moshkovitz and Rephael Mohr},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={406-11; discussion 412}
}
BACKGROUND Complete arterial myocardial revascularization without the use of saphenous veins grafts was primarily performed on selected patient populations such as the young and nondiabetic. In a recently developed surgical technique, the internal mammary artery is dissected gently as a longer skeletonized artery, providing greater versatility for complete arterial revascularization, without saphenous veins grafts. METHODS We prospectively evaluated the impact of the routine use of double… CONTINUE READING