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What does LIMA stand for?

LIMA stands for Left Internal Mammary Artery

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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.
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.