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Equivalency of Right Internal Thoracic Artery and Right Gastroepiploic Artery Composite Grafts: Five-Year Outcomes

Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Ho Young Hwang, Kwang Ree Cho, Ki-Bong Kim

The patency and clinical outcomes of the right internal thoracic artery (RITA) and right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) as Y-grafts to the LIMA in situ were evaluated in 443 pts using propensity score matching. Graft patency, overall survival, and freedom from reintervention rates were similar for the two groups.

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