Upper extremity arteriovenous fistulas induce modest hemodynamic effect on the in situ internal thoracic artery.

@article{Rahbar2006UpperEA,
  title={Upper extremity arteriovenous fistulas induce modest hemodynamic effect on the in situ internal thoracic artery.},
  author={Rodeen Rahbar and William R McGee and Thomas J. Birdas and Satish C. Muluk and James A. Magovern and Thomas E. Maher},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={145-7}
}
BACKGROUND The left internal thoracic artery is the ideal conduit for coronary artery revascularization due to superior patency compared with venous grafts. The hemodynamic effects of an arterio-venous fistula on the native in situ internal thoracic artery and the potential for coronary flow steal after revascularization with the internal thoracic artery, are not well-characterized. METHODS Fifteen chronic hemodialysis patients with functioning left upper extremity arterio-venous fistulas… CONTINUE READING

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