Multiple arterial revascularization using the tangential K-graft technique

Boris Orlov, Jacob Gurevitch*, Alexander Kogan, Victor Rubchevsky, Amnon Y. Zlotnick, Dan Aravot

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The tangential K graft is a comfortable surgical technique aiming to increase cardiac surgeons' versatility in performing multiple arterial grafting using only two arterial conduits. One end of the free graft - either the right internal thoracic artery (RITA) or the radial artery (RA) - is attached to a marginal circumflex branch. Its other end is anastomosed end to side to a diagonal branch. After the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) is attached to the left anterior descending coronary artery, a wide-open side-to-side LITA to free RITA or RA anastomosis - resembling the letter K - is constructed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1948-1950
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


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