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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines on Arterial Conduits for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Gabriel S. Aldea, Faisal Bakaeen, Jay Pal, Stephen Fremes, Stuart J. Head, Joseph Sabik, Todd Rosengart, A. Pieter Kappetein, Vinod H. Thourani, Scott Firestone, and John D. Mitchell

A growing body of evidence demonstrates improved short, mid, and long term outcomes with the use of arterial conduits for coronary revascularization.  Despite this, less than 10% of patients receive more than 2 arterial grafts.  This is the first set of guidelines by the STS focused on arterial revascularization with supporting levels of evidence.

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