A 31-year-old member asked:
Is the distance between the internal mammary artery and supplemental vein large?
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Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes -- the internal mammary arteries are in the chest area and the saphenous veins are in the legs.
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Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
What is supplemental: What do you mean by vein? The mammary artery is anastomosed to a coronary artery not to a coronary vein. If anastomosed to a coronary vein it will create a fistula with left to right shunting.
The distance varies with the particular coronary anatomy and the location of a suitable area in the coronary to be able to anastomose.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 14, 2013
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