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Should the Radial Artery Be the First Choice for the Second Conduit?
David Taggart of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, reviews the evidence for using the radial artery as the first choice for the second conduit in coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Taggart compares the use of the internal mammary artery, saphenous vein graft, and radial artery as second conduit options. Based on the available data, Dr. Taggart concludes that the radial artery is a good alternative when there are contraindications to using the RIMA.
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.