Assessing flow during minimally invasive coronary artery bypass: an Allen's test equivalent.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The use of a provocative test to elicit selective regional myocardial dysfunction (detected with intraoperative TEE) as a method to infer adequacy of regional myocardial perfusion following MIDCAB is described. We liken the similarity of this technique to the originally described "Allens test" for determination of collateral blood flow adequacy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aronson, S; Albertucci, M

Published Date

  • April 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1173 - 1174

PubMed ID

  • 10320280

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0003-4975(99)00138-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands