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Multiarterial Grafting in CABG Triumphs Again in Large Database Study
In findings presented at the STS annual meeting, the ten-year data showed the survival benefit of multi- over single-arterial grafting in all but patients who are severely obese. The study used data from the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database to look at patients who underwent isolated CABG over a ten-year period. The long-term survival rate was significantly better for patients who received multiple arterial grafting. The authors of the study acknowledged the reasons surgeons have not taken this data into account as lack of education and suspicion around the evidence.