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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




Journal article


Ann Thorac Surg

Publication Date





1473 - 1475


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