Angiographic Patency of Coronary Artery Bypass Conduits: A Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials
Mario Gaudino, Irbaz Hameed, N Bryce Robinson, Yongle Ruan, Mohamed Rahouma, Ajita Naik, Viola Weidenmann, Michelle Demetres, Derrick Y Tam, David L Hare, Leonard N Girardi, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Stephen E Fremes
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION | WILEY | Published : 2021
Background Several randomized trials have compared the patency of coronary artery bypass conduits. All of the published studies, however, have performed pairwise comparisons and a comprehensive evaluation of the patency rates of all conduits has yet to be published. We set out to investigate the angiographic patency rates of all conduits used in coronary bypass surgery by performing a network meta-analysis of the current available randomized evidence. Methods and Results A systematic literature search was conducted for randomized controlled trials comparing the angiographic patency rate of the conventionally harvested saphenous vein, the no-touch saphenous vein, the radial artery (RA), the r..View full abstract
Prof. Fremes is supported in part by the Bernard S Goldman Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery. Derrick Y Tam is supported by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship.