Advances in minimally invasive harvesting of the radial artery for coronary bypass grafting
The radial artery, introduced by Carpentier in 1973 , abandoned shortly afterwards because of unsatisfactory early results, has enjoyed a revival since its re-introduction by Acar in 1992 due to unexpected long-term patency rates . Because of these superior patency rates compared to venous grafts, the radial artery is used increasingly more for coronary bypass grafting .
KeywordsRadial Artery Isosorbide Dinitrate Coronary Bypass Grafting Radial Artery Graft Brachioradial Muscle
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