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Long-term clinical outcome and graft patency of radial artery and saphenous vein grafts in multiple arterial revascularization

Elfriede Ruttmann, Marion Dietl, Gudrun M Feuchtner, Bernhard Metzler, Nikolaos Bonaros, David P Taggart, Mario Gaudino, Hanno Ulmer, Umberto Benedetto, Brian Buxton, Antonio Di Franco, Stephen Fremes, Leonard N Girardi, Steven Goldman, Robert Habib, William L Holman, John D Puskas, Elfriede Ruttmann-Ulmer, Thomas A Schwann, James Tatoulis Show all

JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The long-term benefits of multiple arterial revascularization (MAR) in coronary artery bypass grafting remain uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical outcome, graft patency, and need for subsequent target revascularization of radial artery (RA) versus saphenous vein graft in patients undergoing MAR in both patient- and graft-specific analyses. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2016, we followed 1654 patients over a median of 7.4 years in a prospective, longitudinal study. Major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events, graft patency, and need for revascularization were assessed through clinical manifestation, coronary angiography, or coronary computed tomography..

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