The contracting and relaxing responses of human internal mammary artery grafts harvested by two different methods


Koramaz I., Ozkan M., Kesim M., Guven K., Kadioglu M., Ulku C., ...More

PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH, vol.51, no.6, pp.567-573, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.phrs.2005.02.006
  • Journal Name: PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.567-573
  • Keywords: internal mammary artery, carbon dioxide insufflation, endothelium, nitric oxide, CARBON-DIOXIDE INSUFFLATION, THORACIC ARTERY, NITRIC-OXIDE, ENDOTHELIAL-CELLS, SAPHENOUS-VEIN, BYPASS-SURGERY, BLOOD-FLOW, PAPAVERINE, SPASM, RELAXATION

Abstract

Perioperative spasm of internal mammary artery is a common experience in coronary artery bypass grafting. Many techniques were described of harvesting the internal mammary artery to prevent vasospasm. We investigated the comparison of the contracting and relaxing responses of human internal mammary artery grafts harvested by two different methods.