The RADial artery International ALliance (RADIAL) extended follow-up study: rationale and study protocol
Mario Gaudino, Umberto Benedetto, Stephen Fremes, Karla Ballman, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Art Sedrakyan, Giuseppe Nasso, Jai Raman, Brian Buxton, Philip A Hayward, Neil Moat, Peter Collins, Carolyn Webb, Miodrag Peric, Ivana Petrovic, Kyung J Yoo, Irbaz Hameed, Antonino Di Franco, Marco Moscarelli, Giuseppe Speziale Show all
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2019
It is generally accepted that radial artery (RA) grafts have better mid-term patency rate compared to saphenous vein grafts. However, the clinical correlates of the improved patency rate are still debated. Observational studies have suggested increased survival and event-free survival for patients who receive an RA rather than a saphenous vein, but they are open to bias and confounders. The only evidence based on randomized data is a pooled meta-analysis of 6 randomized controlled trial comparing the RA and the saphenous vein published by the RADial artery International Alliance (RADIAL). In the RADIAL database, improved freedom from follow-up cardiac events (death, myocardial infarction and..View full abstract
The project will be funded by the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Cornell Medicine in New York, USA. The funders had no role in any part the study.