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a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body

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a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic

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Propensity matched analysis of bilateral internal mammary artery versus single left internal mammary artery grafting at 17-year follow-up: validation of a contemporary surgical experience.
Zipes: Employing the left internal mammary artery, the so-called LIMA, as a conduit for bypass surgery, usually to the left anterior descending coronary artery, is extremely common and usually preferred.
A 5Fr Berenstein catheter was then used to perform a left subclavian arteriogram and an internal mammary artery catheter was used to perform a selective arteriogram of the left IMA.
Of note in the second case, due to better access and harvesting of the left internal mammary artery and to avoid postoperative tamponade, the left pleura had been opened, while in the first case both the right and left pleura had been opened intraoperatively.
In young people, surgeons often use the mammary artery that runs parallel to the breastbone on both sides, to patch into the heart,'' he said.
Internal mammary artery grafts have a greater than 90% patency 10 years after CABG with only 1% demonstrating significant atherosclerotic stenosis.
Risk Factors for Sternal Complications Following Median Sternotomy * Obesity * Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease * Bilateral internal mammary artery grafting * Diabetes * Re-thoracotomy * Canadian Cardiovascular Society Anginal Class * Number of transfused units * Smoking * Larger breast size in women * Prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass time * Prolonged mechanical ventilation time * Longer intensive care unit length of stay Table 2.
Sources include bleeding from unsecured side branches of the internal mammary artery, the internal mammary bed, the internal periosteum of the sternum, the arteries around the xiphisternum, the leg after vein harvesting and cannulation sites.
The STS based its decision on an analysis of national data including the avoidance of morbidity and mortality in open heart surgery, use of medications and use of internal mammary artery (IMA) grafts-a conduit for open heart surgery-that have been shown to improve patient care.
Ultimately, the patient underwent coronary artery bypass utilizing right internal mammary artery to proximal right coronary artery, without recurrent symptoms 6 months after surgery.
Either the surgeon can take a vein from the patient's leg and use it to bridge the blockage, or the mammary artery in the chest can be re-routed to achieve the same result.
Twenty-one patients had a single left internal mammary artery graft to the left anterior descending artery through a left anterior small thoracotomy (MIDCAB).
One mammary artery had been destroyed by a previous surgeon who had stitched up his mistake and not told anyone, so they had to look for the other mammary artery and sort it out.
Increased use of internal mammary artery (IMA) for coronary artery bypass surgeries.
Left internal mammary artery originating from the third intercostal artery.