Comparison of ultrasonically activated scalpel and traditional technique in radial artery harvesting; an electron microscopic evaluation.

Dumantepe M., Kehlibar T., Gullu A. Ü., Arslan Y., Yilmaz M., Berkoz K., ...More

Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology, vol.11, no.3, pp.250-6, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Use of the radial artery (RA) as a conduit in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has become increasingly popular in recent years. The aim of this prospective randomized study is to determine how the endothelial wall and blood flow of RA are differently affected with the usages of ultrasonic scalpel and conventional electrocautery in addition to effects of hypothermia and storage solutions. Histopathologic study was achieved by electron microscope to evaluate endothelium of the grafts.