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The location of the gastroepiploic artery makes it strategically useful for isolated revascularization of the inferior surface of the heart. In comparison with the radial artery, however, the usefulness of the gastroepiploic artery is limited by its progressively smaller caliber with mobilization and its greater tendency for vasospasm. I describe a case of radial artery-to-proximal gastroepiploic artery anastomosis to revascularize the right coronary artery in a patient requiring redo coronary artery bypass grafting.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/S0003-4975(97)00936-3

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ann Thorac Surg

Publication Date

11/1997

Volume

64

Pages

1473 - 1475

Keywords

Arteries, Coronary Artery Bypass, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Omentum, Radial Artery, Reoperation, Stomach