A technique of anastomosis of the right internal mammary artery to the circumflex artery and its branches

Ann Thorac Surg. 1984 Nov;38(5):533-4. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(10)64200-2.


A new technique for direct revascularization of the left circumflex artery and its ventricular branches through anastomosis with the right internal mammary artery (RIMA) was applied in 56 patients. Postoperative angiographic studies in 17 patients showed that positioned behind the aorta, the RIMA can reach the circumflex artery with no tension, allowing adequate distal filling.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Revascularization / methods*
  • Postoperative Complications