Normothermia is the key for the treatment of internal thoracic artery spasm

Tarhan I. A. , Kehlibar T., Yilmaz M., Arslan Y., Dumantepe M. , Berkoz K., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.3, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20061211
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM


Background. Free flow of the internal thoracic artery decreases commonly after harvesting because of spasm. Tissue heat loss is inevitable during surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the internal thoracic artery pedicle rewarming method with topical papaverine applications in different thermal conditions.