Many interventional cardiologists have dismissed the results of BARI and other smaller studies favoring CABG as irrelevant in the contemporary era of much-improved PCI techniques and drug-eluting stents, even though the current joint AHA/American College of Cardiology/Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions guidelines state as a class ha recommendation that "it is reasonable" to choose CABG with left internal mammary artery grafting over PCI in patients with diabetes and multivessel disease.
What does LIMA stand for?
LIMA stands for Left Internal Mammary Artery
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We have 32 other meanings of LIMA in our Acronym Attic
- Lossy Inhomogeneous Medium
- Low Income Measure (Canada)
- Lower Intake Manifold
- Lotus/Intel/Microsoft Expanded Memory Specification
- Lotus Intel Microsoft - Expanded Memory Specification
- Lens Intrinsic Membrane Protein 2, 19kDa
- Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (various organizations)
- Langkawi International Maritime Aerospace (Expo)
- Laser Induced Mass Analysis
- Licensing Industry Manufacturer's Association
- Light Mobility Aircraft (US Air Force)
- Local Internet Marketing Association
- Long Island MacArthur Airport (Islip, NY)
- Low-Impedance Magnetic Antenna
- Left Internal Mammary Artery to Left Anterior Descending Artery
- Large Integrated Monolithic Array Computer
- Local Initiatives Managed Assets Corporation (New York, NY)
- Low Income Measures Assessment Committee (Telstra; Australia)
- Linear Magnetic Drive Technology
Samples in periodicals archive:
There was also significant supply seen from a branch of the left hepatic artery, as well as intercostal arteries and the left internal mammary artery.
Zipes: Employing the left internal mammary artery, the so-called LIMA, as a conduit for bypass surgery, usually to the left anterior descending coronary artery, is extremely common and usually preferred.
The left internal mammary artery bypass was occluded (old) with a 75% stenosis of the native LAD, and the venous bypass to the ramus diagonalis was open.