mammary artery


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mammary artery

The internal mammary artery, which is a branch of the subclavian artery, or the lateral mammary artery, which is a branch of the lateral thoracic artery.
See: aorta (Branches of aorta)for illus.
See also: artery

Mammary artery

A chest wall artery that descends from the aorta and is commonly used for bypass grafts.
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There has been great interest in the use of the radial artery as a conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery, with enthusiasts recommending its use, either alongside both internal mammary arteries for a total arterial grafting approach or in addition to a single mammary artery, to improve long-term outcomes.
El-Ansary D, Adams R, Ghandi A (2000) Musculoskeletal and neurological complications following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A comparison between saphenous vein and internal mammary artery grafting.
I did not know that a mammary artery was to be taken from that area.
The other coronary artery bypass grafts (left internal mammary artery bypass to the LAD and saphenous bypass graft to the ramus diagonalis) were open.
Much of the surgery involved Bauer easing the left internal mammary artery from the chest wall and using it for the graph on the blocked coronary artery.
Detre says researchers are now finding the internal mammary artery a more successful bypass.
Cardiac catheterization revealed a patent left internal mammary artery to his left anterior descending artery and two occluded saphenous vein grafts, one previously anastomosed to the second obtuse marginal branch and one to the distal right coronary artery (RCA).
4 ct surgery instruments set - internal mammary artery removal set
study evaluates performance in key areas: risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, core measures (a group of measures that assess process of care), percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.
Within the hematoma, a small region of arterial extravasation from injury to the left internal mammary artery (IMA) was identified.
A 67-year-old man underwent triple coronary artery bypass graft surgery (left internal mammary artery to left anterior descending artery, saphenous vein autograft to right coronary artery and saphenous vein autograft to the circumflex artery).