Easy harvesting of radial artery with ultrasonically activated scalpel


Posacioglu H. , Atay Y. , CETINDAG B., SARIBULBUL O., BUKET S., HAMULU A.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.65, no.4, pp.984-985, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0003-4975(98)00059-9
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.984-985

Abstract

Background. The radial artery was proposed and then abandoned as a coronary artery bypass graft in the 1970s. Development of new pharmacologic antispasmodic agents and minimally traumatic harvesting techniques has led to a revival of the use of the radial artery in coronary artery bypass surgery. Usually the main reasons for the spasm are thermal injury caused by electrocautery and traumatic harvesting technique.