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Archives of cardiovascular diseases
Volume 102, n° 10
pages 677-683 (octobre 2009)
Doi : 10.1016/j.acvd.2009.06.008
Received : 15 Mars 2009 ;  accepted : 26 June 2009
Impact of purely internal thoracic artery T-graft technique on the mode and quality of surgical myocardial revascularization evaluated by early postoperative coronary angiography
Impact de l’utilisation exclusive des artères thoraciques internes montées en T sur le mode et la qualité de la revascularisation coronaire chirurgicale évaluée par coronarographie postopératoire précoce

Figure 1

Figure 1 : 

Diagram to standardize reading of postoperative angiograms: anastomoses (even/blue numbers), each including the anastomosis itself and also the 5mm upstream and downstream and the segments (uneven/yellow numbers) between the anastomoses.

Figure 2

Figure 2 : 

Distribution of coronary arteries revascularized by T-graft and monitored by angiogram.

LAD: left anterior descending artery; LPD: left posterior descending artery; OM 1: obtuse marginal artery 1; OM 2: obtuse marginal artery 2; PM: posterior marginal artery.

Figure 3

Figure 3 : 

Example of full coronary revascularization by T-graft; the numbers define the anastomoses according the diagram shown in Fig. 1.

LITA: left internal thoracic artery; RITA: right internal thoracic artery.

Figure 4

Figure 4 : 

Evolution of number of coronary arteries treated by bypass surgery involving the T-graft technique.

ITA: internal thoracic artery; LITA: left internal thoracic artery; RITA: right internal thoracic artery.

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