Sternal wound infection after myocardial revascularization with internal mammary artery.

@article{Singh1993SternalWI,
  title={Sternal wound infection after myocardial revascularization with internal mammary artery.},
  author={Arun K. Singh and William C Feng},
  journal={Indian heart journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={29-31}
}
The use of the bilateral mammary artery in myocardial revascularisation in diabetic patients has been thought to increase the risk of sternal wound infection. We studied unilateral IMA grafting retrospectively in 701 consecutive patients to determine the incidence of sternal wound infection. One hundred and six patients were diabetic; 595 were non-diabetic… CONTINUE READING