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Arterial grafts balance survival between incomplete and complete revascularization: A series of 1000 consecutive coronary artery bypass graft patients with 98% arterial grafts

Friday, January 3, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Kieser TM, Curran HJ, Rose MS, Norris CM, Graham MM

In this article by Kieser and colleagues in which they analyzed 1000 patients receiving CABG, the authors report that when using arterial grafts, incomplete revascularization (occurrence, 14%) was not associated with increased midterm mortality over a median of 54 months in patients <80 years of age (HR 1.2, 95% CI 0.7-2.1), while it was in patients >80 years old (HR 5.7, 95% CI 1.8-18.0). 

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