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., ...Daha Fazla

Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology, cilt.11, sa.3, ss.250-6, 2011 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/akd.2011.056
  • Dergi Adı: Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.250-6


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.