Skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvest improves prognosis in high-risk population after coronary artery bypass surgery for good quality grafts.

@article{Hu2011SkeletonizedIT,
  title={Skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvest improves prognosis in high-risk population after coronary artery bypass surgery for good quality grafts.},
  author={X Hu and Qiang Zhao},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={
          48-58
        }
}
BACKGROUND Skeletonization of the internal thoracic artery is supposed to achieve extra length with added advantages of decreased sternal complications. There is no agreement whether skeletonization affects grafts, main adverse cardiac events, mortality, or pulmonary function when compared with the conventional pedicled method. The aim of our study was to determine the effectiveness and safety of different harvesting techniques. METHODS A systematic search of the literature was undertaken of… CONTINUE READING

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