Effects of Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia on Flow and Endothelium of Internal Thoracic Artery in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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Onan I. S., Onan B., Korkmaz A. A., Oklu L., Kilickan L., GONCA S., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR ANESTHESIA, vol.25, no.6, pp.1063-1070, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: The internal thoracic artery (ITA) is the preferred conduit for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The authors investigated whether thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) as an adjunct to general anesthesia (GA) can increase the blood flow of the ITA.