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Title: Are all forms of total arterial revascularization equal? A comparison of single versus bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting strategies.
Epworth Authors: Fuller, John
Buxton, Brian
Other Authors: Shi, William
Hayward, Philip
Tatoulis, James
Rosalion, Alexander
Newcomb, Andrew
Keywords: Victorian Heart Centre, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Australia
Cardiac Services
Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Heart Surgery
Total Arterial Revascularization
Arterial Grafting
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Revascularization
Internal Thoracic Artery
Radial Artery
Issue Date: Jul-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(15)01091-0
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Total arterial revascularization (TAR) with internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) and radial arteries (RA) is associated with greater long-term survival compared with the use of a single internal thoracic artery supplemented by veins. The optimal conduit choice and configuration in achieving TAR remains controversial, with uncertainty regarding the individual prognostic impact of ITAs and RAs. As such, among patients solely undergoing TAR, we compared long-term survival between patients receiving single thoracic arteries and those receiving bilateral ITAs.
Description: Epub ahead of print.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.05.074
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ISSN: 0022-5223
Journal Title: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Retrospective studies
Appears in Collections:Cardiac Sciences

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