Morpho-functional features of the radial artery: Implications for use as a coronary bypass conduit

Mario Fulvio Luigi Gaudino*, Filippo Crea, Federico Cammertoni, Andrea Mazza, Amelia Toesca Di Castellazzo, Massimo Massetti

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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Since its reintroduction in the early 1990s the radial artery has gained a major role in coronary surgery, currently representing a valid alternative to the right internal thoracic artery as a second arterial graft. However, its peculiar morphologic and functional features have both surgical and clinical critical implications that must be taken into account. In this review we summarize the current totality of evidence on the biologic characteristics of the radial artery, such as its histopathology, vasoreactivity, and remodeling, and discuss their potential implications for use as a coronary bypass conduit.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1875-1879
Numero di pagine5
RivistaAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014


  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radial Artery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Resistance


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