Association of Radial Artery Graft vs Saphenous Vein Graft With Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
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
JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020
Importance: Observational studies have suggested that the use of radial artery grafts for coronary artery bypass grafting may improve clinical outcomes compared with the use of saphenous vein grafts, but this has not been confirmed in randomized trials. Objective: To compare clinical outcomes between patients receiving radial artery vs saphenous vein grafts for coronary artery bypass grafting after long-term follow-up. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patient-level pooled analysis comparing radial artery vs saphenous vein graft in adult patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting from 5 countries (Australia, Italy, Serbia, South Korea, and the United Kingdom), with enrollm..View full abstract
This project was funded by the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Dr Fremes was supported in part by the Bernard S. Goldman Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr Benedetto was supported by the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre.