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, cilt.65, ss.984-985, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 65 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0003-4975(98)00059-9
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.984-985

Özet

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.