Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1986; 34(3): 204-206
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1020412
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Distal Internal Mammary Artery (IMA) with Retrograde Flow for Coronary Artery Grafting

U. Livi, G. Campalani, D. N. Ross
  • Cardiothoracic Institute and National Heart Hospital, London, England
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19 March 2008 (online)


A case in which the right distal internal mammary artery (IMA) was used to graft the posterior descending branch of the right coronary artery is presented. The retrograde blood flow at dissection was 60 ml per minute, no electrocardiographic signs of myocardial ischemia were detected postoperatively. The patient is well and fully active 6 months after surgery.