"H" graft from the right internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery

An alternative strategy in reoperative grafting of the LAD territory

Marco Ricci, Kurt Von Fricken, Tomas Salerno, Thomas Z. Lajos

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Abstract

Reoperative grafting of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery or its diagonal branches can be accomplished through a left anterior small thoracotomy (LAST) on the beating heart using the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) as a conduit. Patients in whom the LIMA has been used previously, however, are generally excluded from this approach unless an alternative technique is utilized. We describe a new technique applicable to these patients that consists of grafting the LAD through a LAST approach and connecting the graft to the right internal mammary artery (RIMA).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume16
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 10 2001

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"H" graft from the right internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery : An alternative strategy in reoperative grafting of the LAD territory. / Ricci, Marco; Von Fricken, Kurt; Salerno, Tomas; Lajos, Thomas Z.

In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Vol. 16, No. 1, 10.11.2001, p. 83-85.

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