Use of radial artery for coronary revascularization

Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Jan 1;2007(219):mmcts.2005.001701. doi: 10.1510/mmcts.2005.001701. Epub 2006 Jan 1.


Techniques of harvesting, strategies and techniques of implantation are presented. The radial artery, along with the internal thoracic artery, has wide application in coronary artery bypass grafting. The radial artery is implanted as a standard aorto-coronary, Y graft or extension graft. The application is extended by the use of sequential techniques.