The authors regret that in the article “Multi-arterial Coronary Grafting” by Rami Akhrass and Faisal G. Bakaeen in the Summer 2022 issue (27(2):126-146, 2022; https://doi.org/10.1053/j.optechstcvs.2021.09.001), (Figures 2 and 10) included an error with the course of the right internal thoracic artery (RITA). The corrected figures are included on the next 2 pages. Figure 2 was used as the cover image for the issue. In both Figures 2 and 10, the RITA should be anterior to the superior vena cava and posterior to the pulmonary artery.
Published online: November 04, 2022
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- Multi-arterial Coronary GraftingOperative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 27Issue 2
- PreviewArterial conduits, especially internal thoracic arteries (ITAs), are rarely affected by intimal hyperplasia or atherosclerosis, major contributors to early and late vein graft failure. Improved survival and freedom from reintervention with multi-arterial grafting (MAG) are reported in large observational studies, particularly when more than one anatomically important coronary territory is supplied. Several grafting configurations are possible depending on conduit and target characteristics, with the left ITA to the left anterior descending (LITA-LAD) typically being the cornerstone around which the rest of the conduits are constructed.