Letter by Picichè Regarding Article, “Effect of Permanent Right Internal Mammary Artery Closure on Coronary Collateral Function and Myocardial Ischemia”
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To the Editor:
With great interest, I read the article by Stoller and Seiler1 on the effect of permanent internal mammary artery (IMA) closure on coronary collateral function and myocardial ischemia. IMA occlusion is an Italian concept that dates back to 1939 and was first introduced into practice in the 50s. Though forgotten for over 50 years, I decided—to my knowledge for the first time in medical circles—to resurrect this concept because I noticed that the number of patients failing to benefit from conventional revascularization was markedly underestimated. On this topic, I earned a Canadian grant for an experimental study, completed a PhD in Paris, and …