Cleve Clin J Med 2017 Dec;84(12 Suppl 4):e15-e19
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
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JAMA 2011 Jan;305(2):167-74
Cardiology Section (1-111C), Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 3601 S Sixth Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA.
Context: Arterial grafts are thought to be better conduits than saphenous vein grafts for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) based on experience with using the left internal mammary artery to bypass the left anterior descending coronary artery. The efficacy of the radial artery graft is less clear.
Objective: To compare 1-year angiographic patency of radial artery grafts vs saphenous vein grafts in patients undergoing elective CABG. Read More
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2017 05;24(5):696-701
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital, Wuhan, China.
Objectives: We previously introduced techniques to harvest and use the right internal thoracic artery in minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) via a single left thoracotomy for revascularization with bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITA). We report our short-term outcomes of patients who underwent minimally invasive CABG using BITA and a single internal thoracic artery (SITA).
Methods: Consecutive patients who underwent minimally invasive CABG using BITA or SITA at a Japanese medical center between February 2012 and December 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. Read More
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Apr 20;149(4):1027-33.e2. Epub 2014 Dec 20.
The Valley Columbia Heart Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ridgewood, NJ.
Objective: Previous studies have demonstrated that bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafts lead to superior outcomes compared with single internal mammary artery grafts. This study examines whether cardiopulmonary bypass affects conduit-dependent outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery.
Methods: From 1994 to 2013, a total of 6666 patients underwent isolated CABG surgery at our institution. Read More
Eur Heart J 2013 Oct;34(37):2873-86
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Since first introduced in the mid-1960s, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has become the standard of care for patients with coronary artery disease. Surprisingly, the fundamental surgical technique itself did not change much over time. Nevertheless, outcomes after CABG have dramatically improved over the first 50 years. Read More