Effect of Electrocautery on Endothelial Integrity of the Internal Thoracic Artery: Ultrastructural Analysis with Transmission Electron Microscopy


ONAN B., YENİTERZİ M., Onan I. S. , Ersoy B., GONCA S. , GELENLİ E., ...More

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.41, no.5, pp.484-490, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.14503/thij-13-3658
  • Title of Journal : TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.484-490

Abstract

The internal thoracic artery (ITA) is typically harvested from the chest wall by means of conventional electrocautery. We investigated the effects of electrocautery on endothelial-cell and vessel-wall morphology at the ultrastructural level during ITA harvesting.