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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Gansera, B; Schmidtler, F; Angelis, I; Botzenhardt, F; Schuster, T; Kiask, T; Haschemi, A; Kemkes, BM 
Title:
Quality of internal thoracic artery grafts after mediastinal irradiation. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: With the increase of patients of advanced age requiring coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), the number of those with previous mastectomy and irradiation of the chest increases proportionally. The question of whether mediastinal irradiation leads to relevant internal thoracic artery (ITA) graft damage remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to proof the quality of ITAs and to evaluate the early clinical outcome after using one or both ITAs in this specific population. ME...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Thorac Surg 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
84 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1479-84 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0003-4975 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie