Chest wall motion and pulmonary function are more diminished following cardiac surgery when the internal mammary artery retractor is used.
- Published Article
Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 2004
The significantly more reduced ARM and lung volumes 3 months postoperatively in the IMA group than in the Median group suggests that the IMA retractor causes greater injury to the rib cage and the diaphragm.
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