A technique for salvaging a critical internal mammary artery bypass graft damaged during resternotomy

Sridhar Rathinam, Ramesh Gohil, James Galea, Bruce E. Keogh

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    Abstract

    Resternotomy in the presence of a patent internal mammary artery graft poses an addition hazard to the reoperation. We describe a situation in which the patent mammary artery graft to the left anterior descending artery was severed and retracted during sternal reentry for an aortic valve replacement. We illustrate a simple technique for restoring the blood supply using a coronary artery shunt. © 2005 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1530-1531
    Number of pages1
    JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
    Volume80
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

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