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Randomized Trial of Bilateral versus Single Internal-Thoracic-Artery Grafts
This editor hastes to submit to JANS this manuscript on the 5 year follow -up of the ART trial. It is guaranteed to be widely cited, probably hotly debated and certainly a disappointment to many of us!
We would not like to pre-empt the ctsnet readers' opinions on this important publication, but we are allowed to comment on the positive findings on skeletonisation, a technique I find has been somewhat controversial, and the methodological disappointment of more than 15 in a 100 subjects randomised to BIMA (BITA) not in fact receiving two arterial grafts!
I personally remember caring, operating and following-up early ART-enrolled patients in Edinburgh Scotland and look forward to the heated discussions this manuscript will immediately generate.