thoracic artery


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thoracic artery

The internal or the lateral thoracic artery.
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Better ischemic event-free survival after two internal thoracic artery grafts: 13 years of follow up.
Decreased sternal vascularity after internal thoracic artery harvesting resolves with time: An assessment with single photon emission computed tomography.
The right internal thoracic artery and right gastroepiploic artery: alternative sites for proximal anastomosis in patients with atherosclerotic calcified aorta.
As opposed to the internal thoracic artery (ITA), the RA has a thicker wall, is greater in size and luminal diameter, and has a higher density of muscle cells with relatively the same amount of elastic tissue in its media (7).
During angiography, the operator was unable to visualize the left internal thoracic artery (ITA) even on subselective injections of the subclavian artery (SCA).
At the beginning of the video--anastomosis of the left internal thoracic artery to left anterior descending artery; 1:30th minute--mini-pericardiotomy for anastomosis of the proximal right coronary artery (RCA); the 2nd minute--the RCA artery is clearly visualized during the procedure.
Multiple OP-CABG procedures were performed, grafting the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending.
One treating physician indicated these problems were likely a result of the recent surgery in which damage to the thoracic artery and phrenic nerve are possible complications.