[Using the internal thoracic artery of patients with reduced left ventricular function].

Abstract

Todate internal mammary artery (IMA) is routinely used in coronary artery bypass grafting even in elder patients. However in patients with poor left ventricular function use of the IMA is discussed controversely in Germany. Main arguments against IMA are an increased operation time, initially lower blood flow, higher rates of reoperation for bleeding and… (More)

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@article{Wenke1999UsingTI, title={[Using the internal thoracic artery of patients with reduced left ventricular function].}, author={Klaus Wenke and Peter Neumaier-Prauser and Anke Opitz and Amin Parsa and Bernhard Michael Kemkes}, journal={Zeitschrift fur Kardiologie}, year={1999}, volume={88 1}, pages={23-8} }