Vasoreactivity of the radial artery. Comparison with the internal mammary and gastroepiploic arteries with implications for coronary artery surgery.

@article{Chardigny1993VasoreactivityOT,
  title={Vasoreactivity of the radial artery. Comparison with the internal mammary and gastroepiploic arteries with implications for coronary artery surgery.},
  author={Catherine Chardigny and Victor A. Jebara and Christophe Acar and J J Descombes and Tony J. Verbeuren and Alain F. Carpentier and Jean Noel Fabiani},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1993},
  volume={88 5 Pt 2},
  pages={II115-27}
}
BACKGROUND Recently, satisfactory results were obtained in a series of patients in whom the radial artery was used as a conduit for coronary artery bypass. However, spasm of this conduit was observed in 4% of patients. The aim of this study was to analyze the vasoreactive properties of the radial artery and to compare them with those of the internal mammary and the gastroepiploic arteries. METHODS AND RESULTS Human radial (56 from 15 patients), internal mammary (77 from 20 patients), and… CONTINUE READING