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Ann Thorac Surg. 1984 May;37(5):379-81.

Revascularization of the circumflex coronary artery in the atrioventricular groove.

Abstract

Complete myocardial revascularization entails the grafting of all vessels of adequate size demonstrating occlusive arteriosclerotic vascular disease. Revascularization of the circumflex coronary artery in the atrioventricular groove has been a major surgical challenge because of the difficulty of exposing it. We discuss here our operative technique in 12 consecutive patients requiring revascularization of that segment of the circumflex coronary artery. Eleven grafts studied in the postoperative period were found to be patent, and the clinical course of the remaining patient and direct observations, including enzyme studies and periodic stress testing, have not shown any evidence of graft failure.

PMID:
6712342
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