Determinants of successful endoscopic internal thoracic artery harvesting: a prospective analysis

Douglas West, Eric Lim, Richard Trimlett, Marcus Flather, John Yap, John Pepper, Anthony De Souza

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Abstract

Endoscopic internal thoracic artery (ITA) harvesting is employed during minimal-access coronary artery bypass grafting. To improve case selection, we prospectively analyzed our entire experience to identify variables that predict intraoperative conversion to sternotomy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E179-82
JournalHeart Surgery Forum
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Endoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mammary Arteries
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting

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