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Chest wall motion and pulmonary function are more diminished following cardiac surgery when the internal mammary artery retractor is used.

Authors
  • Kristjánsdóttir, Asdís
  • Ragnarsdóttir, María
  • Hannesson, Pétur
  • Beck, Hans Jakob
  • Torfason, Bjarni
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2004
Volume
38
Issue
6
Pages
369–374
Identifiers
PMID: 15804805
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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