Harvesting techniques affect the integrity of the radial artery: An electron microscopic evaluation


Emir M., Gol M., Ozisik K., Bakuy V., Sargon M., Yavas S., ...More

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.78, no.4, pp.1319-1325, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2004.03.049
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1319-1325

Abstract

Background. Four methods of radial artery harvesting were evaluated with transmission electron microscopy and tissue lipid peroxidation to determine the degree of damage to the artery.