Heart, Lung and Circulation
Abstract| Volume 20, ISSUE 4, P262-263, April 2011

Does the Addition of a Second Arterial Graft Improve Survival after Higher Risk Coronary Surgery? A Propensity-Score Matched Analysis from the ASCTS Database

      Introduction: The use of the radial artery as a second arterial graft during coronary surgery has become increasingly popular due to high patency, encouraging clinical outcomes and low harvest site complication rates in observational and randomised studies. However it is not clear whether higher risk patients derive such benefits. We sought to assess this by a comparison of short and mid-term outcomes in higher risk subgroups in an Australasian database
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