Internal mammary artery conduit re-use in coronary artery bypass grafting: Case series and review

Carlos O. Encarnacion, Bartlomiej R. Imielski, Brandon D. Tomlin, Zahir A. Rashid


Left internal mammary artery (LIMA) conduit is the gold standard graft for coronary artery bypass. Due to excellent patency rates with this graft it can safely be used in re-operative coronary bypass surgery. The safety of this technique is demonstrated with our report of re-used LIMA conduits in patients with extensive coronary artery disease (CAD). The success of this technique was evaluated by postoperative computerized tomographic angiography which demonstrated patent conduits and flow to the left anterior descending artery (LAD).

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